Police have thanked members of the public who alerted them to a small boy spotted wandering alone near one of Doncaster’s busiest roads during today’s rush hour.
The South Yorkshire Police helicopter was also called out as police patrols searched for the youngster in Bessacarr.
Several drivers making their way to work are believed to have raised the alarm.
Officers received reports from concerned members of the public around 8am, telling them a young boy, aged about seven or eight, had been seen on his own in the Bawtry Road area, near St Augustine’s Road and Cantley Bridge.
A number of officers and the police helicopter carried out a search of the area and enquiries were carried out with local schools, businesses and house-to-house to establish his whereabouts.
Officers also looked at CCTV to help them with their enquiries before the boy was found safe and well.
Temporary Inspector Carl Lindley, from the Doncaster Urban Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We would like to thank the members of the public who reported their concerns and provided vital information during the incident, which ultimately led to the confirmation that the boy was safe and well.”