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Last Updated: Monday, 5 May, 2003, 10:06 GMT 11:06 UK
Search for missing youngster
Daniel Entwistle
Neighbours are helping in the search for Daniel

Police are searching for a seven-year-old boy who went missing from his Norfolk home on Saturday.

Daniel Joseph Entwistle, who lives in Great Yarmouth, was last seen at around 1700 BST.

Before darkness fell dog handlers and the Suffolk Police helicopter were used to search a large area around his home.

On Sunday, neighbours joined in the search for the youngster.

A red and white bicycle belonging to Daniel was found in Trinity Square, near Great Yarmouth quayside.

The bike was covered by a white tent and forensic teams have been examining the site near the River Yare.

The area is 10 minutes from Daniel's home.

Daniel's red and white bike was found near the River Yare

Norfolk Police spokesman Mel Lacey said: "We are extremely concerned for Daniel's welfare."

There have been two unconfirmed sightings of the youngster.

Police divers are working along the river and a helicopter is flying over the town.

His mother, Paula, said they had just returned from the shops.

"We'd just been shopping buying clothes because we're going on holiday in two weeks.

"We bought him a Beyblade and then Daniel went out.

I think he took his Beyblade with him to show his friend and I haven't seen him since
Paula, Daniel's mother

"I think he took his Beyblade with him to show his friend and I haven't seen him since."

Daniel is described as 3ft 2ins tall and has a strong northern accent.

He was wearing a blue Adidas T-shirt with a motif on the chest, a blue track suit and grey trainers.

The BBC's Lainy Malkani
"Covered by a white tent, the bike belonging to Daniel"

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