Appeal to help locate missing children at Lismore

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate two children missing from the state’s north.

Angus Slater, aged 9, was last seen at Heritage Park on Molesworth Street, Lismore about 4.45pm yesterday (Thursday 19 November 2020).

Officers from Richmond Police District were notified after he went missing. An extensive search was conducted of the area; however, he could not be located.

The boy is known to Araya Smith, aged 13, who was last seen getting into a green Holden Commodore station wagon in Rotary Drive, Lismore about 5.30pm on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

As inquiries continue to locate both children, police are appealing for public assistance.

Angus is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 150cm tall, of solid build, and with sandy blonde hair.

At the time he was wearing a school uniform – yellow polo shirt and navy shorts – purple ‘Nike’ shoes and carrying a blue backpack.

Araya is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 150cm tall, of solid build, and with shoulder length blonde hair.

The children are believed to still be on the north coast in the areas of Goonellabah, Lismore, Woodburn, Evans Head or Wardell.

Anyone who may have seen the children or has information on their whereabouts is urged to contact Lismore Detectives on 02 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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