Police helicopter searching for missing boy in Eastbourne

Police helicopter
Police helicopter

A police helicopter was hovering above Eastbourne Railway Station this lunchtime in the search for a missing boy.

Police say they have now found Ben Gatward, a 14-year-old from Bexhill, in Eastbourne.

He was last seen going to bed in Barnhorn Road on Sunday (February 26) around 11pm. However he was not in bed when checked on at 10am this morning (February 27).

According to Sussex Police, Ben has learning and significant health difficulties and it is very out of character for him to go out on his own.

He has now been found safe and well.