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Police find body in woodland in hunt for missing boy, 16, who vanished yesterday

Police find body in woodland in hunt for missing boy, 16, who vanished yesterday sparking huge search operation

  • Police confirmed they found a body in the woodland  in the search for the teen
  • Formal identification has not yet taken place but his family has been informed
  • Lucas Webb last seen in Barham, Canterbury, at around 1.30pm on Saturday 

Police searching for a missing 16-year-old boy found a body in woodland today. 

Lucas Webb was last seen in the village of Barham, Canterbury, at around 1.30pm on Saturday. 

His disappearance sparked a desperate search with more than 100 volunteers helping hunt for the missing teenager.

Police found a body in an area of woodland near the village today. Formal identification has not taken place yet, but the family of the 16-year-old have been informed.

Lucas Webb was last seen in the village of Barham, Canterbury, at around 1.30pm on Saturday

A spokesperson for Kent Police said: ‘Kent Police attended woodland near Barham at 11.30am on Sunday 13 December 2020, where the body of a boy was located. 

‘He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

‘Formal identification has not yet taken place, however, the family of a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing on Saturday 12 December have been informed.

‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

‘Officers would like to thank all of those who responded to the appeal to locate him.’ 

A major search has been launched for a missing 16-year-old as a police helicopter is called and 50 volunteers scour a Kent village in the search for the missing boy

A major search has been launched for a missing 16-year-old as a police helicopter is called and 50 volunteers scour a Kent village in the search for the missing boy

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