A missing 11-year-old autistic boy has been found dead in a swimming pool near his home, police have said.
Police had been searching since about 3pm for William Archer who was last seen at a family address in North Street in the afternoon.
Inspector Mike Coleman from central communications said the boy was dead when he was found about 11:15pm last night.
Earlier police had said a lot of people had been looking for the boy since he was reported missing, including search and rescue staff, local police and his family.
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