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Missing boy found after plea from cops

Happy little kid boy with backpack or satchel called Ranzen in German. Schoolkid on way to school. Portrait of healthy adorable child outdoors. Student, pupil, back to school. Elementary school age.
A nine-year-old boy has gone missing. Picture: iStock

A nine-year-old boy who went missing after he failed to show up to school has been located, police have confirmed.

The child – Paul Sanders – was reported missing after he failed to arrive at school, with officers from the Bankstown Police Area Command notified of his absence.

At the time, Paul was last seen at Gibson Parade, Padstow about 8.50am on Friday wearing his a blue school polo shirt and grey school shorts.

Police have since confirmed the child had been safely located in Padstow shortly after 10am.

Happy little kid boy with backpack or satchel called Ranzen in German. Schoolkid on way to school. Portrait of healthy adorable child outdoors. Student, pupil, back to school. Elementary school age.
Police are searching for nine-year-old boy Paul Sanders after he failed to arrive to school on Friday. Picture: iStock

In a statement shared just before 1pm, NSW Police thanked the public and media for their assistance.