Police find car in major search for four teenagers missing in Welsh countryside – live
Police have located the car they believe was being used by four missing teenagers amid a major search operation. North Wales Police say they have concerns for Jevon Hirst, Harvey Owen, Wilf Henderson and Hugo Morris.
The police helicopter, coastguard and mountain rescue teams are scouring a wide search area in the Eryri (Snowdonia) national park around Penrhyndeudraeth as well as the Nantmor and Beddgelert areas. The four boys are believed to be from Shrewsbury and are understood to have been on a camping trip in Gwynedd and were in the Harlech and Porthmadog areas. They have not been seen since the morning of Sunday, November 19.
They were believed to be travelling in a silver Ford Fiesta with the registration HY14 GVO. On Tuesday at about midday North Wales Police confirmed they had found the vehicle the teenagers had been travelling in.
In a statement the force said: "Following information from a member of the public officers searching for four missing teenagers in the Porthmadog area have located the vehicle they were travelling in. Police officers and colleagues from other emergency services are currently at the location and the families of those involved have been kept updated. Further information will be released when available."
It is being reported that the four were on a camping trip and the alarm was raised when they didn't return home as arranged. Their worried parents reposted on social media the police appeal for information. One wrote: “Please keep sharing... if anyone knows anything or can think of anything that may help find the boys please contact the police. We are desperate for any news.”
Another wrote: “I am frantic with worry, one of these boys is my son Harvey, please please please share and tag anyone