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Missing Afghan boy who vanished from South London found safe and well 120 miles away in Bristol

A young boy from Afghanistan who went missing less than a month after arriving in the UK has been found 120 miles from where he was last seen. 

Mohammed Khan, 11, was located 'safe and well in the Bristol area' on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said. 

Detectives had launched a high-risk missing persons investigation as they hunted for the boy, who was last seen at around 4pm on Tuesday.

The force said he was last seen in Deptford, south London, two days earlier after he left the address where he had been staying to play football in a nearby park.

Mohammed Khan, 11, from Afghanistan, was last seen in Deptford, south London at 4pm on Tuesday when he left his accommodation to play football in a local park. He has now been found

Mohammed's first language is Pashto and he speaks very little English. He only recently arrived in the UK

Officers were called when he did not return, and began a search of the area. After finding him on Thursday, the force thanked the media and the public for sharing the appeal.

His first language is Pashto and he speaks very little English. 

The Met released photographs of Mohammed and officers appealed to the public to help find him.

He is 4ft 11in tall, with short dark hair, and was last seen wearing black jeans, a black puffer jacket and a black hat with a Chicago Bulls logo.

Acting Detective Inspector Lara Pink, from the South East Missing Persons Unit, said earlier: 'As we enter the second night since Mohammed went missing, we are growing increasingly concerned.

'He is in an unfamiliar country and doesn't speak much English. He has only recently arrived in Deptford and won't know his way around.

'While we are keeping an open mind, we cannot rule out that Mohammed has come into contact with people who may wish him harm and it is important that anyone with any information about his whereabouts comes forward.'