Police are looking for a 13-year-old Auckland boy who has been missing for a month.
James Baran left his caregivers during a visit to a West Auckland swimming pool on Friday, August 23, and failed to return to his care facility on the North Shore.
Police said there had been several unconfirmed sightings of James in the Henderson area, and there had been activity on his Facebook account, but his whereabouts were still unknown.
Police foot patrols of areas James was known to frequent, and discussions with the people he associated with in the West Auckland area had not revealed any further detail.
"This is a 13 year-old boy with no money, who is somehow fending for himself," Constable Sarah Conway, Henderson Police youth aid officer, said.
"At this stage we don't believe there is anything suspicious behind his disappearance but we have real concerns for his safety and wellbeing."
Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Sarah Conway on 09 839 0791, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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