Nine-year-old who went missing from his home in East Grinstead has been found

Police were 'extremely concerned' for the welfare of a nine-year-old boy who went missing from his home in East Grinstead.

Officers were searching for nine-year-old Korben Johnson who went missing from his home in East Grinstead early today (Saturday 13 July).

Sussex Police news

Sussex Police news

He was last seen at 6.30am in Orchard Way and he maybe trying to make his way to North Chailey to see family or the Sayers Common area.

Officers and the police helicopter are searching the area. Korben is white, 4' 8", with dark hair and blue eyes and is believed to be wearing green camouflage shorts, white Nike trainers and carrying a purple rucksack.

This morning, Detective Sergeant Kate Witt said: "We are extremely concerned about Korben as he is only nine. Please dial 999 immediately if you see him quoting serial 380 of 13/07."

He was spotted by a member of the public at about midday who had seen the police appeal to help locate him, a police spokesman said.