UPDATED

Boy missing from Fairfield found safe

Awab Farhan. Picture: NSW Police

Awab Farhan. Picture: NSW Police

UPDATE

Eleven-year-old Awab Farhan has been found safe and well after being reported missing.

Police were called after Awab failed to return home or to Fairfield Park on Vine Street, where he was last seen about 9pm on Sunday.

Police called for public assistance to find the boy, and send out a geo-targetting message to aid their efforts.

Following extensive inquiries, Awab was found safe and well at Smithfield Railway Station about 11.30am today (Tuesday, January 18).

Police have thanked the public for their assistance.

EARLIER

Police are appealing for public assistance to find a boy missing from Fairfield.

Awab Farhan, aged 11, was last seen at Fairfield Park on Vine Street about 9pm on Sunday, January 16.

The boy was reported missing when he failed to return back to the park, or home.

Police and the boy's family hold concerns for his welfare due to his young age and his medical conditions which require treatment.

Awab is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 175 centimetres tall, of thin build, with short black hair.

He was last seen wearing a maroon short sleeve Puma t-shirt and grey track pants.

Awab was riding an orange BMX when he was last seen, but may use the public transport network.

He is known to frequent Carramar, Fairfield, Parramatta, Merrylands (King Park) and Granville Park.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Fairfield Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A geo-targetting message has been issued to residents in Auburn, Guildford and nearby areas.

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