Page last updated at 16:58 GMT, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 17:58 UK

Missing Asperger's boy found safe

Gerwyn Morgan
Gerwyn Morgan was found in apparent good health in London, say police

A teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome who went missing nearly a month ago has been found safe and well in London.

The search for Gerwyn Morgan, 15, of Merthyr Tydfil, had led South Wales Police to set up a voicemail service for people to pass on information.

There was particular concern because Gerwyn, who disappeared on 24 September, needs to take medication.

Police thanked media support during the search, which included reports of sightings at a Bristol railway station.

Police said their inquiries in to the teenager's disappearance were continuing.

South Wales Police Chief Inspector Ian Bellshaw said: "We are very relieved that Gerwyn has been found this afternoon in the London area and appears to be in good health.

"I want to thank the public and the media for their help and co-operation in trying to find him over the last four weeks.

"We believe the media appeals in the south of England over the last few days have been instrumental in finding him."

A poster campaign was launched in the Merthyr area as part of the search, and a youth worker said Gerwyn's classmates at Pen Y Dre school had become concerned for him.

The last confirmed sighting of Gerwyn was the day after he went missing, when he was caught on CCTV in Merthyr town centre.

Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism.


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