Missing 12-year-old from Leicestershire believed to have got into silver car

Leicestershire Police are urgently trying to find a 12-year-old boy who was last seen on Harby Lane in Melton Mowbray last Friday (17 August).

Dre (pronounced dray) Wilson was seen at 9.05pm running along Harby Lane in the Vale of Belvoir. He is very distinctive in his appearance and officers are hoping that will help to find him quickly.

He is an Afro Caribbean boy. The top of his hair is bleached blond and the sides are very short with two lines shaved into each side of his head.

When he was last seen he was wearing a green khaki coat, black skinny jeans with rips on both knees, a white shirt with a collar on (like a school shirt) and light brown slip on shoes with brown toggles on them.

He is 4ft 6 inches tall and of slim build. His left ear is pierced with a large diamond shaped stone and he has a small nose ring too. He was carrying a blue rucksack with him. He is known occasionally to wear large gold rimmed glasses.

Since his disappearance, officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries to locate him and have reviewed CCTV which shows a boy matching his description at a bus stop in Main Street in Stathern at around 8.55pm on the same night. The same boy is then seen approaching a silver car before getting in and the car driving off.

Inspector Lynda Sherwin, from the force’s missing persons team, said: “As time goes on our concerns around Dre’s disappearance increase and it’s crucial we find him.”

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have seen Dre since his disappearance or know where his is to urgently please get in touch. He is only 12 years old which we hope would stand out if he was seen travelling on his own.”

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Dre or knows where he might be, is asked to call Leicestershire Police on 101.