Thursday 22 August 2019

Man arrested after missing five-month-old boy found

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A five-month-old boy missing from Sutton Coldfield has been found safe and well, police said.

An appeal was launched on Thursday evening to track down 35-year-old James Dempsey - a man known to the child's mother.

West Midlands Police announced at about 10.15pm that the baby had been located.

It said that a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and is being held in custody.

A force spokesman said: "The missing baby boy has been found safe and well.

"A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and is currently in custody. A huge thank you to everyone for all your support."

West Midlands Police launched an appeal for information on the whereabouts of Dempsey at about 7.15pm.

The force said Dempsey's silver Vauxhall Astra had last been seen on the A45 heading towards Coventry just before 1am on Thursday.

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