Zakuani shared a photo of his son on Twitter and asked for information.
He said: “My 11 year old boy is missing and hasn’t been seen since he left school yesterday on his way to the bus stop, anyone with any kind of information please contact Surrey Police or Met Police. Please share. Really appreciate it.”
Surrey Police said they were becoming “increasingly concerned”.
They said: “We are appealing for help in finding a missing 11-year-old boy from Epsom who has not been seen since yesterday.
“Ajae Blackwood-Petrie was reported missing yesterday after he failed to return home from school. He was last seen at approximately 3.45pm yesterday.
“We are becoming increasingly concerned for Ajae’s safety. A number of enquiries have already been carried out and it is possible he may be in the Isle of Dogs area of London, we are linked in with our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police service and British Transport Police.
“Officers believe he is likely to have remained in the local area of Leatherhead or Epsom.”
Detective Inspector Oana King, of the Safeguarding Investigation Unit said the disappearance was “out of character”.
She said: “If anyone has any information about where Ajae is, please contact us. He is likely travelling by bus or train.
“This is out of character for Ajae, and we are growing increasingly concerned for his safety.
“He normally comes home from school around 5pm, but yesterday, he did not return home.
“Ajae, if you are reading this, please make contact with us so we know that you are ok. You are not in any trouble, but we do want to hear from you. If you don’t want to speak to police you can call or text the Missing People charity on 116 000.”
Ajae is described as black, with short black hair, of slim build.
He was last seen wearing St Andrews school uniform, a black Adidas coat and black kickers.
If you have seen Ajae, or you have any information which could assist our search, please contact police on 101, quoting reference number PR/45190042732.
This is a developing story, more to follow…
Published at Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:29:00 +0000