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Fresh lead in desperate search for missing boy

Hussein, aged 12, was last seen running from Auburn Memorial Park towards the intersection of Station Road and Rawson Street, Auburn, at 10.30am Saturday.
Hussein, aged 12, was last seen running from Auburn Memorial Park towards the intersection of Station Road and Rawson Street, Auburn, at 10.30am Saturday.

A desperate search has been launched for a missing young boy with down syndrome and autism as his whereabouts remains a mystery.

Hussein Al Mansoory, aged 12, was last seen running from Auburn Memorial Park towards the intersection of Station Road and Rawson Street, Auburn, about 10.30am Saturday.

Hussein, aged 12, was last seen in was last seen running from Auburn Memorial Park towards the intersection of Station Road and Rawson Street, Auburn on Saturday.
Hussein, aged 12, was last seen in was last seen running from Auburn Memorial Park towards the intersection of Station Road and Rawson Street, Auburn on Saturday.

However, police now believe Hussein may have been spotted near Norval St and Hevington Rd, Auburn, about 9pm on Saturday.

Police were alerted when he was unable to be located and officers from Auburn Police Area Command have been conducting extensive searches and inquiries to locate him.

Police believe the 12-year-old boy didn’t get on a train. Picture: NSW Police
Police believe the 12-year-old boy didn’t get on a train. Picture: NSW Police
Hussein was reportedly last seen at 9pm on Satruday. Picture: NSW Police
Hussein was reportedly last seen at 9pm on Satruday. Picture: NSW Police

Serious concerns are held for Hussein’s welfare as he lives with down syndrome and autism; he is also nonverbal.

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Inspector Mark Wakeham, Auburn Police Area Command Duty Officer addresses the media as the search concerns a boy missing from Auburn at NSW SES Auburn Unit : Picture: NCA NewsWire / Flavio Brancaleone

Inspector Mark Wakeham put a call out on Sunday for local residents to search their yards for the boy.

“We are hopeful he is still in that vicinity.

“The family is very distraught.”

“We believe he’s quite scared. He may walk away from members of the community if approached.”

SES members were going door to door on Sunday afternoon in the hopes of locating Hussein.

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SES unit is conducting a door-to-door search for a missing boy in Auburn. : Picture: NCA NewsWire / Flavio Brancaleone
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The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) unit is conducting a door-to-door search for a missing boy in Auburn. : Picture: NCA NewsWire / Flavio Brancaleone

If anyone spots the boy, they are urged to call police.

A helicopter is also being used as part of the search.

Hussein is described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, of slim build, about 140cm tall, with short black hair, and last seen wearing a white T-shirt.

Anyone with information in relation to Hussein’s whereabouts is urged to contact Auburn Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.