Missing Bishop’s Waltham boy sparks major police response – but he’s found in His own bed

Police car at night

Six police units including armed officers and dogs were sent to dispatched to search for a missing Bishop’s Waltham child last night – who was then found in his own bed.

Teams from across the area raced to join in the hunt for the three-year-old boy including the Fareham and Gosport Response Team, Fareham and Gosport neighbourhood teams, Fareham and Gosport High Harm Reduction Team, a Dog Unit and an Armed Response Unit.

A police spokesperson said: “Pretty much every unit in the District this evening has just responded to a report of a missing 3-year-old boy in Bishop’s Waltham.

“Thankfully, the child was located by the first arriving Officers, hiding in his own bed. This was within minutes of them arriving on scene. A big thank you to almost every resident on the road who came out to help look for the child.”