Missing boy is ‘vulnerable’

Callum Stamper is missing from home
Callum Stamper is missing from home

North Yorkshire Police are asking for the public’s help to locate an autistic boy who has been reported missing from home.

Callum Andrew Stamper, 15, has not been seen by his parents since 11pm on Sunday, June 26. It is believed he left the house on Freeman’s Way, Leeming Bar, near Bedale, at sometime between 2am and 4.30am today, Monday, June 27.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare as Callum is considered vulnerable as he suffers from autism. The condition makes it difficult for Callum to communicate his feelings and emotions to other people and does not know when he has placed himself in danger.

Callum is described by police as white, approximately 5ft 4in to 5ft 5in tall with a large build, collar length light brown hair with a freckled complexion. At the time he went missing it is thought he was wearing a green hooded top, black jogging bottoms and trainers. He has taken his red iPod. Callum is also likely to be wearing a Trilby hat.

PC Julie Kessell, of Bedale Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I am very concerned about Callum’s welfare as he may not realise that he has placed himself in a dangerous situation.

“It is highly likely that he will be on foot and may be walking on roads, including the A1, across country or near railway lines.

“Anyone who has seen Callum or has any information that could assist his safe return home to his family is urged to contact the police immediately.”

Contact North Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060247.