Family 'anxious' after 12-year-old boy reported missing in Edinburgh

Missing boy: Darren McWilliam has not been seen since 4.50pm.
Missing boy: Darren McWilliam has not been seen since 4.50pm.

A 12-year-old boy has been reported missing in Edinburgh.

Darren McWilliam was last seen in Lanark Road at around 4.50pm on Tuesday but was due to return to the Harmeny School in Balerno, and was not seen again.

Since his last sighting, the boy has failed to make contact with friends or family and police are now growing anxious and keen to establish his whereabouts.

He is described as 4ft 10in tall and of a medium build. He has short brown hair and was wearing a black Superdry jacket, black jogging bottoms and white high-top trainers. 

When he was last seen he was riding a red BMX bike.

Inspector Helen Boyle said: "We are conducting local enquiries to trace Darren and anyone who believes they have seen him since this afternoon is asked to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, I would urge Darren to return to his school so we can confirm that he is safe and well."

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