25 Sep 2013

Police concerned about CYF runaway's safety

12:00 am on 25 September 2013

Police are worried about the safety of a 13-year-old who appears to have run away from Child, Youth and Family care.

They say James Baran left his caregivers during a visit to a West Auckland swimming pool on 23 August and failed to return to his care facility on the North Shore.

Police say there have been several unconfirmed sightings of him in the Henderson area and several instances of activity on his Facebook account.

They say he has no money and is somehow fending for himself, and while they don't think there's anything suspicious about his disappearance they have real concerns for his safety and well-being.