Great Yarmouth: Missing Boy

5 May 2012, 09:28 | Updated: 5 May 2012, 10:16

Nine years since a boy went missing in Great Yarmouth and police are sill trying to find out what happened.

Daniel Joseph Entwistle was 7 years old when he disappeared from near his home at Copperfield Ave, Great Yarmouth on Saturday 3rd May 2003 (This was a May Bank Holiday weekend). His parents Paula and David Entwistle became concerned later that evening when he failed to return for tea and started to look for him, enlisting the assistance of friends and neighbours.

Original Investigation:
Daniel was identified on the CCTV at Blencowes, a local convenience store nearby to his home at around 5.05pm that day.

There were other potential sightings of Daniel during that day including being with a group of other boys seen playing near to the river at Trinity Quay at around 3.30pm.

His red BMX bike was found abandoned near to the river close to Trinity Quay in the early hours of next morning.

Despite a major police search and investigation involving many people and other agencies no trace of Daniel has ever been found. He remains a missing person to this day.

Daniel was described as being 3' 2" tall, of thin build with light brown cropped short hair. He had a pale complexion and a strong Northern accent.  

Daniel was last seen wearing a blue Adidas T shirt with striped sleeves and an Adidas motif on the chest, blue tracksuit bottoms and grey coloured training shoes.

The investigation into Daniel's disappearance remains open. Whilst there are no current lines of inquiry, Norfolk Constabulary is keen to hear from anyone who has information about what may have happened to Daniel when he went missing nine years ago, or has any information on his current whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Daniel should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team's Cold Case Team on 101.