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