Young boy found safe and well after going missing in Washington

A young autistic boy has been found safe and well after going missing in Washington.

Sunday, 17th July 2016, 12:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th July 2016, 1:04 pm
Police are appealing for help to locate Joseph.

Joseph Hardy, 12, had been last seen heading towards the Galleries area at 11.23am. He was at Lambton Park.

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However, shortly before 1pm, a Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Twelve-year-old Joseph Hardy has just been found safe and well.

"Thank you so much for sharing our appeal and helping us."