We are pleased to confirm the two missing people Leyton Quinn and Ashley Ibbs have been found safe and well.
As a result of a detailed and extensive police investigation, in the last few minutes police have been able to confirm that both were found safe and well at a residential address outside the Staffordshire area.
Officers will now be working with the family to establish the reasons behind both being reported missing.
We would like to thank the public and media for their fantastic support with what was an urgent missing person investigation."
Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing boy and his uncle.
Leyton Quinn, aged 9, was reported missing by his mother from his home in Hanley last night, (Monday 20 August) after they both failed to return.
Leyton is described as white, of medium build and 4ft 7in tall. He has a pale complexion; short, blond, straight hair and speaks with a Midland accent.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, an orange and blue stripy t-shirt and black Adidas trainers with yellow and green on them.
Ashley is described as a 23-year-old white man, 5ft 7ins tall with a slim build. He has short brown hair and dark brown facial stubble. He is also known as Ashley Bowyer to some of his friends.
Chief Inspector Jeff Moore, commander of Stoke-on-Trent Central Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “We consider Leyton and Ashley to be vulnerable and we are concerned for their welfare. Whilst they regularly spend time together it is unusual for Ashley not to let Leyton’s mum know where they are.
“Extensive searches are underway to locate the two of them and we would ask that anyone who has seen either of them to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 966 of August 20.