Major emergency search through the night for seven-year-old boy

Carson Shephard went missing in East Ayrshire on Sunday evening.

Major emergency search through the night for seven-year-old boy Police Scotland

A seven-year-old boy is still missing following a major search operation by emergency services.

Carson Shephard disappeared in Afton Bridgend in New Cumnock, East Ayrshire.

UPDATE: Carson has been found “safe and well”

The schoolboy was last seen in the village at around 7.20pm on Sunday with a public appeal issued later that night.

The seven-year-old was still missing on Monday morning with police deploying a helicopter, divers, dog units and receiving aid from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service water support unit.

Members of the community in Ayrshire have also been helping officers in the area, with locals asked to search sheds and garden for the missing boy.

Carson is around 3ft 6in tall, has short dark brown hair, and is of slim build.

He was last known to be wearing dark blue jeans, a t-shirt and a black top.

Anyone who has any information or may have seen Carson, or know of his whereabouts, has been urged to call Police Scotland on 101, or 999 in an emergency situation, quoting incident number 3162 of Sunday, September 19, 2021.