Police launch search for missing 11-year-old boy who has been missing for 24 hours:
A search was launched for an 11-year-old boy who has been missing for over 24 hours in Liverpool.
Thomas Blackburn was last seen in Walton at approximately 12.30pm yesterday, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The schoolboy is described as white, around 5ft tall, of proportionate build with short, straight blonde hair, blue eyes and a tanned complexion.
When last seen he was wearing a long black coat, black school trousers, a white shirt and black trainers.
Extensive inquiries are ongoing to trace Thomas, who are known to frequently visit areas of Fazakerley, local parks, and Liverpool city center.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 11-year-old boy from Liverpool.
“Thomas Blackburn was last seen in Albany Road, Walton, at 12.30pm on Monday 12th February.
“Extensive inquiries are ongoing to trace Thomas and return him home.
“We are making extensive efforts to find Thomas and return him home safely.
“Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to get in touch via the Merseyside Police social media desk @MerPolCC or by calling the 101 number.”
Alternatively, information can be left with the independent charity Missing People by calling 116 000 or by emailing 116000@.