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Ned (12) is found safe and well after he was missing for a week

A BOY who was missing for more than a week has been found safe and well.

Ned Connors Cash (12) went missing after visiting a carnival in Bray.

He was with family members when he went to the festival in the seaside town last Saturday week, July 26.

But as the family dispersed they thought Ned was with somebody else in the group that he had travelled with.

Prior to Ned being found, his distraught grandmother and guardian Ann Morehouse appealed for the 12-year-old to let them know he was safe.

"When he didn't come home I thought he might have stayed over at a relative's place, but he usually rings if that's what's happening," Ann told the Herald.

"But when he wasn't here on the Sunday morning I rang around and nobody knew where he was.

"I'm so worried about him. He's only 12 but he looks younger. I'd be afraid he'd come to some harm."


"We think he might be with another lad who is a bit older that he met at the carnival, maybe staying in tents and moving around, but every time we get to a place where people say they saw Ned there is no sign of anything," she had said.

There had been sightings of Ned in Greystones and out farther into Co Wicklow, 
but there has been no contact with the youngster, a keen boxer with Monkstown Farm boxing club.

The young member of the Travelling community lives in Booterstown.

It was late last night when Ned was located.

A garda spokesman said: "Ned Connors has been located safe and well.

"The gardai wish to thank 
the media and the public 
for their assistance in this