Looking for Joshua Avant
Friday, 1 August 2014 -
Counties Manukau Police are
appealing for information on 14 year old Joshua Avant who
was last heard from on 28 July. Joshua has a learning
disability that can affect his judgement and could lead him
into unsafe situations.
Joshua went missing from Takanini
but is not familiar with the area. Police have concerns for
his safety and wellbeing and ask that anyone who knows where
Joshua is contacts them as soon as possible.
on 111 or information can be provided anonymously to the
organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555
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