Afghan refugee, 11, found 'safe and well' after going missing in south London

2 December 2021, 07:18 | Updated: 2 December 2021, 21:13

Mohammed Khan, who is aged 11, was found on Thursday.
Mohammed Khan, who is aged 11, was found on Thursday. Picture: Met Police

By Sophie Barnett

An 11-year-old Afghan refugee has been found "safe and well" after going missing in south London on Tuesday.

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It comes after the Metropolitan Police issued an appeal to the public during their search for Mohammed Khan, who went missing in Deptford.

Officers said they were growing "increasingly concerned" for his welfare, as he was in an unfamiliar country and did not know his way around.

He has since been found "safe and well in the Bristol area", the Metropolitan Police said.

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Mohammed is from Afghanistan and arrived in the UK less than a month ago.

He has very limited English - speaking Pashto as his first language.

He went missing at around 4pm on Tuesday, when he left the address where he was staying in Deptford to play football in a nearby park.

Mohammed did not return and the police were called.

Officers began a search of the area and launched a high-risk missing person investigation.

After finding him on Thursday, the force thanked the media and the public for sharing the appeal.