Urgent hunt for missing boy, 12, as temperatures plummet below zero

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An urgent police search is underway for a 12-year-old boy who has disappeared in sub-zero, freezing temperatures overnight.

Known only as Moziah, the boy was last seen in the evening of Sunday, November 28, at his home in Handsworth, Birmingham

He is described as 4ft 9ins tall, slim with short black hair and was last wearing a black coat and white Nike Air Force trainers.

West Midlands Police made an urgent appeal on social media.

A spokesman said: "Have you seen Moziah? He's missing from his home in the Handsworth area of Birmingham.

"If you know where he is call 999 or if you have other information that may help, please contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or call 101. Please quote MIPBW/12187/21."

The area has been subjected to minus freezing temperatures overnight, with snow and ice taking over the region.

After being issued yesterday, a yellow weather warning for ice remains in place.

The appeal has been shared widely on Facebook, with more than 2,200 people doing so – it has had more than 134 retweets on Twitter.

Chelmsley Wood Police has joined in the search, too.

They tweeted: "Please keep an eye out for Moziah.

"He has links to the Chelmsley Wood area, if spotted please call us immediately."

Thanks to Storm Arwen, which hit over the weekend, more than 12,000 homes and businesses across the West Midlands area have been without power for more than two days.

Homes in Staffordshire and Shropshire are the main areas still without power, after power lines in the region had been brought down due to the stormy winds, BirminghamLive reports.

Local sources state that it won't be fixed until 6pm "at the latest".

The snow, which fell on Sunday, is still thought to be a danger, as temperatures hit -4C overnight.

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