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Search underway for missing child in the Hunter region

Friday, 03 September 2021 04:08:34 PM

A search is underway for a child, missing on a property in the Hunter region.

Just before 12.30pm (Friday 3 September 2021), officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to a rural property on Yengo Drive, Putty, south of Singleton, after reports a child was missing.

The three-year-old boy, who lives with autism, could not be located after he was last seen at a home on the property about 11.45am.

A coordinated search is underway, with the assistance of police on trailbikes, PolAir, State Emergency Service (SES) and Rural Fire Service (RFS).

There are sufficient emergency services on scene and public assistance is not required at this time. This area is deemed regional NSW and travel restrictions under the Public Health Order apply.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.