Search continues for missing Colyton student

PUBLISHED: 13:34 08 September 2016 | UPDATED: 08:48 12 September 2016

Missing: Arthur Hester-Frood.

Missing: Arthur Hester-Frood.

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Arthur Heeler-Frood, 15, is believed to have left his home at 7.30am on Tuesday (September 6), but did not return.

A second day of searching is underway to find a schoolboy who went missing after leaving his Membury home.

Arthur Heeler-Frood, 15, is believed to have left his home at 7.30am on Tuesday (September 6), but did not return.

His sister took to Facebook, launching an impassioned plea for information on the teenager’s whereabouts.

In the post, she said that Arthur thought to not have attended Colyton Grammar School, and that he left home on a grey bicycle with a black rucksack, and may have taken a pair of jeans with him.

She added that Arthur may have intended to cycle to and from school - from Membury to Colyton, via Kilmington.

Arthur is described as a white male, 5ft 4in tall, of slight build with short, light brown hair.

He was last seen he was wearing his school uniform and carrying a black rucksack.

Arthur is thought to be wearing a black Element jacket with beige shoulders, as shown in the picture.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “It is thought that Arthur did not attend school as he was expected to, and this is very much out of character for him.

“We would like to assure him that he is not in any sort of trouble, and would like him to contact police as soon as he can.

“If you have seen Arthur, please call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log 771 of September 6, 2016.”

Honiton and Axminster’s sergeant Mat Helm also took to Twitter to appeal for information of Arthur’s whereabouts.

He added that the beat team was ‘very concerned’ for him.

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