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Child and foster parents go missing

A four-year-old boy has gone missing with two adults who were looking after him.

Detectives said they are searching for the child, Kanan, who is being fostered by Darren and Marcia Langton, aged 40 and 46.

The boy had been living in the Grosvenor Road area of Skegness, Lincolnshire, and was supposed to be returned to the care of children's services in an east London borough on Tuesday.

But Mr and Mrs Langton did not meet social workers to hand him over and appear to have left the address, Lincolnshire Police said.

Detectives said they believe the couple, originally from Doncaster, have travelled to another part of the country.

Social workers are helping with the search.

Mr Langton is white, slim and has short dark hair. Mrs Langton is black, of average build and has collar-length dark hair.

Kanan is of "dual heritage" and is slim, has short dark hair and brown eyes.

Detective inspector Andy Wardell said: "We are now becoming anxious to trace these people and our absolute primary objective is to ensure the safe return of Kanan to children's services. We have concerns for Kanan's well being and are wishing to hear from anyone who has any information regarding his current whereabouts."

Anyone with information should call 03001 110 300 quoting incident number 109 of August 31 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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