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Carson Shephard’s loved ones hug in sheer relief after missing boy found

Loved ones of Scots boy Carson Shephard – the seven year old who was reported missing from Ayrshire – hugged in relief outside a property after police announced the boy had been found ‘safe and well.

A huge search was launched to find the missing schoolboy, who was said to have been found hiding in his gran’s loft.

Helicopters and dog teams joined the hunt overnight after the 7-year-old was reported missing from Afton Bridgend in New Cumnock, Ayrshire at 7.20pm last night.

Carson Shephard

Pictures taken at the scene just moments ago show a group of people hugging each other in relief outside a property as police delivered the good news to the community, who had rallied behind the family to find the youngster.

Carson Shephard's loved ones hug in sheer relief after missing boy found
Loved ones of Carson hugged after he was found

A huge search continued last night with specialist police and fire service resources deployed in a bid to find the youngster- including the police helicopter, marine and dog units, and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service water support unit and search parties from the local community.

Concern struck many across Scotland with appeals to trace the youngster shared tens of thousands of times on social media.

Carson Shephard's loved ones hug in sheer relief after missing boy found
Police were outside a home in New Cumnock

A car was removed by police from outside a home in New Cumnock earlier today before police shared the news that the youngster had been traced ‘safe and well’.

A statement from Ayrshire division read: “Carson Traced – We are pleased to report that 7-year-old Carson Shephard, reported missing from New Cumnock has been found safe and well.

Carson Shephard's loved ones hug in sheer relief after missing boy found
An officer stands guard outside a home in New Cumnock

“Officers would like to thank everyone who assisted in this inquiry.”

It has been reported that the youngster had been in his Gran’s loft during the time of the search.




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