Missing cancer boy found by police

Neon Roberts was found safe in Sussex

Neon Roberts was found safe in Sussex

First published in National News © by

A seven-year-old boy urgently needing cancer treatment who went missing with his mother from Devon has been found safe in Sussex.

Police launched a nationwide hunt for Neon Roberts after he disappeared from Tiverton with his mother Sally Roberts on Monday.

It is believed Ms Roberts is opposed to further treatment for her son, who has recently had surgery for a brain tumour.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the boy, who is subject to a Family Court order, was found by police officers in Sussex.

A statement on the Devon and Cornwall Police website said: "Emergency protection care has been put in place and Neon's welfare will be considered in the High Court.

"Devon and Cornwall Police would like to thank the public, the media and police colleagues in Sussex for their assistance in securing Neon's safe recovery."

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree