*** UPDATED: Josh Smith has been found safe and well. Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance. ***
HAVE YOU seen Josh Smith?
Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a 12 year old boy who has been missing for severaldays.
Josh Smith has not been seen since he vanished from the Mullingar area of County Westmeath at approximately 6:30pm on Monday, 16th August, 2021.
In a missing person's report released by An Garda Síochána, Josh is described as being approximately 5 foot 1 in height, with a thin build, short black hair, and brown eyes.
A photograph of the missing child, released by Gardaí via Josh's family, can be seen below.
When last seen, Josh is believed to have been wearing a black tracksuit top, black trousers, and Reebok runners. He was also carrying an Ellesse bag with him.
Anyone with any information on Josh's whereabouts are urged to contact Gardaí as a matter of urgency.
If you have seen Josh, or believe you have information which could lead to the missing child being located, you are asked to call Gardaí in Mullingar on 044 938 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.