A 'STREETWISE' boy of 11 from Berkshire being sought by police may be in Brent, where he has family connections.
Junior Scott was last seen at a house in Maidenhead at 5.10pm yesterday and was reported missing by the property's occupants under an hour later.
He had moved the previous evening from an address in Southall, west London, according to Thames Valley Police.
Junior is black, appropriately 5ft and of large build, and has short hair and has a mark on his face similar to a raised rash.
The schoolboy also has a burns scar on his left hand and was last seen wearing jeans, a light blue polo shirt, black canvas shoes and a black hooded top with writing on it.
Chief Inspector David Gilbert, deputy local police commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, said: "Although Junior has been described as being fairlystreetwise, we are concerned for this safety due to his age and the fact that he may not know the area where he has gone missing from.
"I'm alsomindful of the cold weather and the fact that he has now been missing for over seventeen hours.
"A number of enquiries have been conducted since he was reported missing yesterday, and I'm appealing to the public for their help in trying tofind Junior. "I'm also appealing to Junior directly for him to come forward and letus know he is safe and well."
n Anyone with information about Junior's whereabouts is urged to contactpolice via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505, quotingURN 1091 of 14/12/2010.