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Update: Mother of boy found wandering street is found

14:53 01 February 2014

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The mother of a young boy found wandering a Colchester Street has been located, according to Essex Police.

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The youngster was spotted by a member of the public in Barrack Street at about 12.40pm today.

Essex Police say inquires are being made into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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