Concern for missing son

Sam Watson, whi has been reported missing from his home in Sheffield
Sam Watson, whi has been reported missing from his home in Sheffield
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A worried mum has appealed for help in tracing a teenager who has gone missing from his Sheffield home.

Samuel Watson, aged 18, who has the mental capacity of an 11-year-old, has not been seen since he left home in Wincobank, on Tuesday, at about 6.30am .

Samuel’s mum, Brenda Ward, 41, described her son as ‘vulnerable’.

He is thought to be with a man and woman known to him, but Brenda is urging anyone who spots him to get in touch.

South Yorkshire Police have appealed for information about Samuel.

Brenda said: “He took his cheque book with him, so I am worried he is being fleeced for his money.

“Although he is 18, he has the mental age of a child. I am very worried about him.

“We have been texting and the police have been ringing him but we have heard nothing other than one text saying he is in Scarborough, which I don’t believe.”

The anxious mum added: “Because of his special needs there is a residential order in place, which says he must live at home with me until he is 25 – I just need him with me where he is safe.”

n Police say pensioner Maureen Underwood, aged 69, who went missing after leaving her home on Sycamore Avenue, Wickersley, Rotherham, on Wednesday morning has been found safe and well.

A police spokesman said: “Maureen Underwood was found safe and well in Leeds on Thursday afternoon.

“Police would like to thank the public and media for their help.”

Police had said Maureen was known to use public transport to travel but said she rarely went far without her son.

n Anyone who may have seen Samuel is asked to call police on 101.