A seven-year-old boy in need of urgent medical attention has been found in East Grinstead.

Neon Roberts, seven, was found by Sussex Police officers after going missing from Tiverton, Devon, on Monday.

He had recently had undergone surgery for a brain tumour and doctors treating him said he is now in need of urgent medical attention.

It is believed Neon’s mother Sally Roberts, also known as Sally Leese, is opposed to further treatment to Neon and has disappeared with him as a result.

Today Devon and Cornwall Police said: “The high risk missing person, Neon Roberts, has been located by police officers in Sussex. Emergency protection care has been put in place and Neon’s welfare will be considered in the High Court.”

Previously Assistant Chief Constable Chris Boarland said: “Neon is seriously ill and we have huge concern for his welfare.

“He is currently subject to a Family Court order and I would ask his mother to think about her son’s welfare and contact police and medical services as soon as possible.

“Neon needs urgent medical attention and his well being along with his mother is our prime concern.”