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Mohammed Khan: Police search for newly arrived Afghan boy, 11, last seen on way to play football

An 11-year-old boy who recently arrived in the UK from Afghanistan has gone missing.

Police are appealing for help in finding Mohammed Khan who was last seen more than 24 hours ago.

The child arrived in the country last month and only speaks a little English. His first language is Pashto.

Mohammed was last seen in Deptford, south London, at around 4pm on Tuesday 30 November when he left the address where he was staying to play football in a nearby park.

When he did not return, the police were called and officers began a search of the area, which is currently ongoing.

Mohammed is 4ft 11in tall, with short dark hair.

He was last seen wearing black jeans, a black puffa jacket and a black hat with a Chicago Bulls logo on it.

Acting Detective Inspector Lara Pink, from the South East Missing Persons Unit, said: “As we enter the second night since Mohammed went missing, we are growing increasingly concerned.

“He is in an unfamiliar country and doesn’t speak much English.

“He has only recently arrived in Deptford and won’t know his way around.

“While we are keeping an open mind, we cannot rule out that Mohammed has come into contact with people who may wish him harm and it is important that anyone with any information about his whereabouts comes forward.”

Anyone who sees Mohammed should call 999, with the reference 7180/01DEC.

Anyone with other information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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