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Leicestershire Police are looking to speak to dog walker at scene of River Soar tragedy

Police searching the Rover Soar for a missing two-year-old boy have asked people to get in touch again with information.

In its latest appeal, officers have asked anyone who spoke to them yesterday about the search for the boy to contact them again.

Leicester Time: Leicestershire Police are looking to speak to dog walker at scene of River Soar tragedy
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There has been a search cordon set up at the River Soar in Aylestone Meadows since Sunday (February 18) around 5pm. Police were called to the area close to Marsden Lane after a little boy went missing.

In a statement, Leicestershire Police said: “We know a number of people spoke to officers at the scene across the past day providing information. In order to ensure we have the full details of everyone who has spoken to us, we are asking that those people make further contact with the police so this can be checked.

“From our ongoing enquiries, we are also aware a dog walker was walking along the footpath near the Packhorse Bridge in the area at around 5pm on Sunday. If this was you, we also ask that you please make contact with us as you may have information which could help us.”

Assistant Chief Constable Michaela Kerr, who is leading the policing operation, said: “Thank you to everyone who continues to support us during our ongoing search. Specialist officers remain in the area and will continue the search throughout the evening. If anyone has any information which may assist us, they are urged to get in touch.

“Our thoughts are very much with the little boy’s family at this extremely difficult and heartbreaking time. It is unimaginable to know what they must be going through,” she added.

“We do please continue to ask members of the public to not carry out their own searches, due to the dangerous water levels at the scene.”

Anyone with information should Contact 101 or report online at quoting incident 476 of 18 February. Please ensure you provide your name and contact number.