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Missing toddler seen walking alone in Garlinge reunited with mother by police

By Matt Leclere

A toddler seen walking the streets alone has been reunited with his mother, police have confirmed.

The youngster, aged around three-years-old, was spotted on his own in Garlinge yesterday sparking a police search.

The little boy was taken in by police officers who knocked on doors in Canterbury Road in a bid to find the tot's parents.

Police have been seen searching around Garlinge this morning (9864429)
Police have been seen searching around Garlinge this morning (9864429)

A police spokesman confirmed this morning the child was back with his mother.

The search took place around the Costcutter and the Hussar Hotel after officers were called at 8.20am.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called to a shop in Canterbury Road, Margate at around 8.20am on Wednesday, May 8 to a report of an unaccompanied young boy.

"Officers attended the scene and having spoken to the boy identified his parents. Initial enquiries are being carried out to determine the circumstances of this incident."

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