Concern for missing 14-year-old boy

POLICE are extremely concerned for a 14-year-old boy from Suffolk who went missing after agreeing to meet a girl he met on the internet.

POLICE are extremely concerned for a 14-year-old boy from Suffolk who went missing after agreeing to meet a girl he met on the internet.

Robert Stephen James Howard Kraft has not been seen since 9am yesterday when he left his home address.

Police inquiries revealed he had been planning and preparing to go to Liverpool by himself to meet the girl, but he has not been found in the city.

Robert, from Saxmundham, was seen by friends at 8am and said he was going to Liverpool.


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Between 8.30am and 9am he went to the Bell Hotel in the town, where he had a job.

He borrowed £40 in cash and said he had to go to a job interview in Norwich.

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Police think that is not the case and he was last seen at Saxmundham train station at 9am.

He did not go to school. He was believed to be travelling to by himself to Liverpool to meet a girl he had met on the social networking site Bebo.

Robert spoke to a family member on the telephone at 6pm or 7pm yesterday evening when he was in or near a railway station. He may have travelled to Liverpool.

He is white, of slim build, with short, wavy ginger hair, blue eyes and a freckled complexion.

It is not known exactly what he is wearing but he is likely to be wearing blue jeans, white, striped, hooded fleece and black or white trainers.

British Transport Police have been told about the missing boy.

“Suffolk Police are extremely anxious to ascertain his whereabouts,” a force spokesman said.

“Clearly he has taken it upon himself to travel, possibly all the way to Liverpool.”

If anyone has seen him, or has any knowledge of his whereabouts, call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.

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