Community search organised for missing Sheffield schoolboy

A community search has been organised today to help trace a Sheffield schoolboy who has been missing for a week.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 8:50 am

Members of the public are set to meet in Beighton at 10.30am today to help boost efforts to find missing 12-year-old Jamie O’Sullivan.

The Westfield School pupil was reported missing on Wednesday, November 27 from the Haigh Moor Lane area of Swallownest, Rotherham.

Officers believe he may be in the Beighton area of Sheffield with people known to him, and although Jamie has contacted some relatives, until police officers see him and speak to him themselves he remains logged as a missing person.

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Jamie O'Sullivan has not been seen for nearly a week

Extra police patrols are under way in Beighton, but members of the public have now organised to meet at Beighton Miners Welfare at 10.30am today so carry out their own search of the village.

Acting Detective Inspector Nigel Taaffe said: “Since Jamie was reported missing to police on Wednesday last week, we’ve been working closely with a number of agencies to find him.

“Our enquiries continue to suggest that Jamie is in the Beighton area, where we know he has friends.

“We also now believe that Jamie may have been in contact with family members, which would indicate that he is safe, but until he is seen and spoken to by our officers we will continue to appeal for information on his whereabouts.

“Jamie is only 12-years-old and still a child, it is important our officers find him and speak to him so we can be assured he is safe and well.”