Missing Tonge Moor boy, 7, has been found

Boy, 7, missing in Tonge Moor

Boy, 7, missing in Tonge Moor

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POLICE launched a huge search after a seven-year-old boy went missing from his home.

The youngster disappered from Huntroyde Avenue in Tonge Moor at around 11am this morning.

The boy, called Tom, was found safe and well in Little Lever this afternoon.

He disappeared from the Entwistle Street/Ainsworth Lane area.

The police helicopter was called out to assist the search.

Police are used social media to spread the word, and the alert has seen hundreds of retweets on Twitter.

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4:57pm Sat 14 Jul 12

bellabudd says...

Thank god.
Thank god. bellabudd
  • Score: 11

5:34pm Sat 14 Jul 12

fisherman1959 says...

Nice to see some good news for a change. Glad you have been found safe Little Man :)
Nice to see some good news for a change. Glad you have been found safe Little Man :) fisherman1959
  • Score: 12

8:40pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security lifes issues
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

lifes issues wrote:
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from younge morre to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security[/p][/quote]It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from younge morre to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child lifes issues
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

lifes issues wrote:
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from younge moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security[/p][/quote]It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from younge moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child lifes issues
  • Score: -4

8:46pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

lifes issues wrote:
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security[/p][/quote]It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child lifes issues
  • Score: -4

8:46pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

lifes issues wrote:
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security[/p][/quote]It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child lifes issues
  • Score: -4

8:46pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

lifes issues wrote:
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security[/p][/quote]It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child lifes issues
  • Score: -3

8:46pm Sat 14 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

lifes issues wrote:
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security[/p][/quote]It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child lifes issues
  • Score: -3

9:09pm Sat 14 Jul 12

dougie kay says...

glad he is OK . By the way, life's issues might I suggest buying some for wind as you seem repeating your self
glad he is OK . By the way, life's issues might I suggest buying some for wind as you seem repeating your self dougie kay
  • Score: 7

8:34am Sun 15 Jul 12

oftbewildered says...

kids do wander - when we were young ( long time ago) we wandered for miles. We were used to walking long distances and luckily it was safe to do so then - but kids (and confused adults) can and do wander for miles, much to the amazement of their families. You cannot keep your eye on them 100% of the time. The good thing is that the parents noticed his absence and raised the alarm immediately and that word was spread to keep a lookout. I echo the thanks of everyone that he was found safe and well - he will doubtless learn from this, which will be an important lesson for him.
kids do wander - when we were young ( long time ago) we wandered for miles. We were used to walking long distances and luckily it was safe to do so then - but kids (and confused adults) can and do wander for miles, much to the amazement of their families. You cannot keep your eye on them 100% of the time. The good thing is that the parents noticed his absence and raised the alarm immediately and that word was spread to keep a lookout. I echo the thanks of everyone that he was found safe and well - he will doubtless learn from this, which will be an important lesson for him. oftbewildered
  • Score: 6

9:55am Sun 15 Jul 12

doogle1965 says...

glad he is safe and well me my daughter helped in the search for him i said to my daughter hope we are all in the right place as there were loads of police,helicopter,et
c ob not as he was in little lever i cant understand why no one stopped him i would if i saw little boy on is own walking streets as he must looked confused and lost..and life issues cant understand all yah posts all yah changed is yah spelling im confused..you see lots kids at early age playing out these days its just not safe keep them safe in your sights,ive 4 grandkids my eldest is eight and i wont let her outa my sight just dont know these days to much bad in the world..hope tom and family learn from this ordeal thank god it was a good ending..tracy..
glad he is safe and well me my daughter helped in the search for him i said to my daughter hope we are all in the right place as there were loads of police,helicopter,et c ob not as he was in little lever i cant understand why no one stopped him i would if i saw little boy on is own walking streets as he must looked confused and lost..and life issues cant understand all yah posts all yah changed is yah spelling im confused..you see lots kids at early age playing out these days its just not safe keep them safe in your sights,ive 4 grandkids my eldest is eight and i wont let her outa my sight just dont know these days to much bad in the world..hope tom and family learn from this ordeal thank god it was a good ending..tracy.. doogle1965
  • Score: 4

4:51pm Sun 15 Jul 12

MsMooseGirl says...

doogle1965 wrote:
glad he is safe and well me my daughter helped in the search for him i said to my daughter hope we are all in the right place as there were loads of police,helicopter,et

c ob not as he was in little lever i cant understand why no one stopped him i would if i saw little boy on is own walking streets as he must looked confused and lost..and life issues cant understand all yah posts all yah changed is yah spelling im confused..you see lots kids at early age playing out these days its just not safe keep them safe in your sights,ive 4 grandkids my eldest is eight and i wont let her outa my sight just dont know these days to much bad in the world..hope tom and family learn from this ordeal thank god it was a good ending..tracy..
Glad he's been found safe, parents must have been terrified...

Ally
(Yes Tracy me!) ;)
[quote][p][bold]doogle1965[/bold] wrote: glad he is safe and well me my daughter helped in the search for him i said to my daughter hope we are all in the right place as there were loads of police,helicopter,et c ob not as he was in little lever i cant understand why no one stopped him i would if i saw little boy on is own walking streets as he must looked confused and lost..and life issues cant understand all yah posts all yah changed is yah spelling im confused..you see lots kids at early age playing out these days its just not safe keep them safe in your sights,ive 4 grandkids my eldest is eight and i wont let her outa my sight just dont know these days to much bad in the world..hope tom and family learn from this ordeal thank god it was a good ending..tracy..[/p][/quote]Glad he's been found safe, parents must have been terrified... Ally (Yes Tracy me!) ;) MsMooseGirl
  • Score: 2

4:52pm Sun 15 Jul 12

MsMooseGirl says...

lifes issues wrote:
lifes issues wrote:
It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security
It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child
I think you might have hit the return key too many times!
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: It arms my heart to see this boy safe ,But how on earth did he get to little lever from Tonge moore also i think mum and dad has some questions to resolve about child care and security[/p][/quote]It warms my heart to see this child safe .But how on earth did he get from toung moore to little lever and I think the police and social services should be asking mum and dad why they where not watching this child[/p][/quote]I think you might have hit the return key too many times! MsMooseGirl
  • Score: 2

4:55pm Sun 15 Jul 12

Rememberscarborough says...

I'm probably an old foggy (at 46!!) and have no great love for social media but it looks to have made a real difference in this case. Thanks to all those who helped find this lad safely.
I'm probably an old foggy (at 46!!) and have no great love for social media but it looks to have made a real difference in this case. Thanks to all those who helped find this lad safely. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 5

6:35pm Sun 15 Jul 12

I, Ludicrous says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
I'm probably an old foggy (at 46!!) and have no great love for social media but it looks to have made a real difference in this case. Thanks to all those who helped find this lad safely.
Thought the same myself as it was all over social media, but also, a car from a private hire company picked me up in the early afternoon and I noticed that they'd sent a message, with a description to all their drivers. I imagine that the bus companies and the likes did similar. A fantastic effort from all involved. Proud to be a Boltonian (sometimes ;-) ) So glad the little fella's turned up safe.
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: I'm probably an old foggy (at 46!!) and have no great love for social media but it looks to have made a real difference in this case. Thanks to all those who helped find this lad safely.[/p][/quote]Thought the same myself as it was all over social media, but also, a car from a private hire company picked me up in the early afternoon and I noticed that they'd sent a message, with a description to all their drivers. I imagine that the bus companies and the likes did similar. A fantastic effort from all involved. Proud to be a Boltonian (sometimes ;-) ) So glad the little fella's turned up safe. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 4

10:08pm Sun 15 Jul 12

lifes issues says...

wow what on earth i type in once and it repeats lots of times sorry guys
wow what on earth i type in once and it repeats lots of times sorry guys lifes issues
  • Score: 0

10:29pm Sun 15 Jul 12

macauley says...

dougie kay wrote:
glad he is OK . By the way, life's issues might I suggest buying some for wind as you seem repeating your self
i dont think lifes issues has got wind,he talks more like he as got that touretts thing and should craul back to were he came from the saddo.
[quote][p][bold]dougie kay[/bold] wrote: glad he is OK . By the way, life's issues might I suggest buying some for wind as you seem repeating your self[/p][/quote]i dont think lifes issues has got wind,he talks more like he as got that touretts thing and should craul back to were he came from the saddo. macauley
  • Score: -1

3:13am Mon 16 Jul 12

doogle1965 says...

MsMooseGirl wrote:
doogle1965 wrote:
glad he is safe and well me my daughter helped in the search for him i said to my daughter hope we are all in the right place as there were loads of police,helicopter,et


c ob not as he was in little lever i cant understand why no one stopped him i would if i saw little boy on is own walking streets as he must looked confused and lost..and life issues cant understand all yah posts all yah changed is yah spelling im confused..you see lots kids at early age playing out these days its just not safe keep them safe in your sights,ive 4 grandkids my eldest is eight and i wont let her outa my sight just dont know these days to much bad in the world..hope tom and family learn from this ordeal thank god it was a good ending..tracy..
Glad he's been found safe, parents must have been terrified...

Ally
(Yes Tracy me!) ;)
omg Ally get intouch with me tracy...x...
[quote][p][bold]MsMooseGirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doogle1965[/bold] wrote: glad he is safe and well me my daughter helped in the search for him i said to my daughter hope we are all in the right place as there were loads of police,helicopter,et c ob not as he was in little lever i cant understand why no one stopped him i would if i saw little boy on is own walking streets as he must looked confused and lost..and life issues cant understand all yah posts all yah changed is yah spelling im confused..you see lots kids at early age playing out these days its just not safe keep them safe in your sights,ive 4 grandkids my eldest is eight and i wont let her outa my sight just dont know these days to much bad in the world..hope tom and family learn from this ordeal thank god it was a good ending..tracy..[/p][/quote]Glad he's been found safe, parents must have been terrified... Ally (Yes Tracy me!) ;)[/p][/quote]omg Ally get intouch with me tracy...x... doogle1965
  • Score: 1

4:07am Mon 16 Jul 12

doogle1965 says...

lifes issues wrote:
wow what on earth i type in once and it repeats lots of times sorry guys
lifes issues sumtimes post can repeat by mistake but they dont change spelling in process..started off spelling ok then cocked up each everytime u reposted..
[quote][p][bold]lifes issues[/bold] wrote: wow what on earth i type in once and it repeats lots of times sorry guys[/p][/quote]lifes issues sumtimes post can repeat by mistake but they dont change spelling in process..started off spelling ok then cocked up each everytime u reposted.. doogle1965
  • Score: 1

8:28pm Mon 16 Jul 12

littleslisa says...

I am toms mum and I was worried sick when he disappeared I would not wish it on anyone I am so glad that my little man has been found and I can't thank people enough for all the effort they put in looking for him I am so greatful so thank you everyone for your comments.

And as for life issues I think you should keep your nose out of other peoples business have you never heard the saying if u haven't got anything nice to say don't say anything at all. If u must no how he got out he climbed through his bedroom widow I don't no how he did it but u can be reassured his bedroom window is now locked and I can promise u nothin like this will ever happen again in future keep ir opinions to yourself when it comes to me and my son it has nothin at all to do with u!!!!

Thanks again to everyone who helped we are so glad he is home safe I am glad to be a boltonian it was shocking to see how many people actually care
I am toms mum and I was worried sick when he disappeared I would not wish it on anyone I am so glad that my little man has been found and I can't thank people enough for all the effort they put in looking for him I am so greatful so thank you everyone for your comments. And as for life issues I think you should keep your nose out of other peoples business have you never heard the saying if u haven't got anything nice to say don't say anything at all. If u must no how he got out he climbed through his bedroom widow I don't no how he did it but u can be reassured his bedroom window is now locked and I can promise u nothin like this will ever happen again in future keep ir opinions to yourself when it comes to me and my son it has nothin at all to do with u!!!! Thanks again to everyone who helped we are so glad he is home safe I am glad to be a boltonian it was shocking to see how many people actually care littleslisa
  • Score: 1

10:33pm Mon 16 Jul 12

macauley says...

just glad he his home safe and well,boys will be boys just dont take any notice of people who just like to what to do with your own children they should keep the mouths shut.xx.
just glad he his home safe and well,boys will be boys just dont take any notice of people who just like to what to do with your own children they should keep the mouths shut.xx. macauley
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Tue 17 Jul 12

littleslisa says...

macauley wrote:
just glad he his home safe and well,boys will be boys just dont take any notice of people who just like to what to do with your own children they should keep the mouths shut.xx.
thanks hun no one is more glad that he is home safe than i am i can promise it wont happen again never been so scared in my life xx
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: just glad he his home safe and well,boys will be boys just dont take any notice of people who just like to what to do with your own children they should keep the mouths shut.xx.[/p][/quote]thanks hun no one is more glad that he is home safe than i am i can promise it wont happen again never been so scared in my life xx littleslisa
  • Score: 2

1:40pm Tue 17 Jul 12

macauley says...

your welcome.i have two.grandsons.six and twelve so i know what a worry they can be.you will be laughing about it soon lme sure.so take care hun and god bless.xxx.
your welcome.i have two.grandsons.six and twelve so i know what a worry they can be.you will be laughing about it soon lme sure.so take care hun and god bless.xxx. macauley
  • Score: 2

8:11pm Tue 17 Jul 12

littleslisa says...

macauley wrote:
your welcome.i have two.grandsons.six and twelve so i know what a worry they can be.you will be laughing about it soon lme sure.so take care hun and god bless.xxx.
Thank you I'm gonna show him this article when he older n I'll probably should my grand kids and let them no how mischievous their dad was haha take care xx
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: your welcome.i have two.grandsons.six and twelve so i know what a worry they can be.you will be laughing about it soon lme sure.so take care hun and god bless.xxx.[/p][/quote]Thank you I'm gonna show him this article when he older n I'll probably should my grand kids and let them no how mischievous their dad was haha take care xx littleslisa
  • Score: 1

8:23pm Tue 17 Jul 12

MsMooseGirl says...

littleslisa wrote:
macauley wrote:
just glad he his home safe and well,boys will be boys just dont take any notice of people who just like to what to do with your own children they should keep the mouths shut.xx.
thanks hun no one is more glad that he is home safe than i am i can promise it wont happen again never been so scared in my life xx
Glad he's safe and sound now with his family again.
[quote][p][bold]littleslisa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: just glad he his home safe and well,boys will be boys just dont take any notice of people who just like to what to do with your own children they should keep the mouths shut.xx.[/p][/quote]thanks hun no one is more glad that he is home safe than i am i can promise it wont happen again never been so scared in my life xx[/p][/quote]Glad he's safe and sound now with his family again. MsMooseGirl
  • Score: 1

8:40pm Tue 17 Jul 12

macauley says...

see you are having a little giggle allready lol.he looks bright enough to me and well looked after.xx.p.s.they get worse when they get older.
see you are having a little giggle allready lol.he looks bright enough to me and well looked after.xx.p.s.they get worse when they get older. macauley
  • Score: 2

10:54am Wed 18 Jul 12

littleslisa says...

macauley wrote:
see you are having a little giggle allready lol.he looks bright enough to me and well looked after.xx.p.s.they get worse when they get older.
Hope he doesn't get any worse he's already given us the fright of our lives xx
[quote][p][bold]macauley[/bold] wrote: see you are having a little giggle allready lol.he looks bright enough to me and well looked after.xx.p.s.they get worse when they get older.[/p][/quote]Hope he doesn't get any worse he's already given us the fright of our lives xx littleslisa
  • Score: 0

11:09am Wed 18 Jul 12

macauley says...

he will be fine.trust me lol.xx
he will be fine.trust me lol.xx macauley
  • Score: 1

2:56pm Thu 19 Jul 12

rostron says...

littlelisa, we were spreading the word round Horwich, Blackrod,etc,& comments came from down south, Australia, as well ,wishing him safe return. Bet you didnt know whether to kiss him or smack him,oh forgot the do gooders will say you cant smack. Glad he was found,no doubt hes had the riot act.Tom, be a good lad & dont do it again !
littlelisa, we were spreading the word round Horwich, Blackrod,etc,& comments came from down south, Australia, as well ,wishing him safe return. Bet you didnt know whether to kiss him or smack him,oh forgot the do gooders will say you cant smack. Glad he was found,no doubt hes had the riot act.Tom, be a good lad & dont do it again ! rostron
  • Score: 0

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