Police ‘extremely concerned’ for missing mother and son from Battle

Police have said they are ‘extremely concerned’ for the welfare of a mother and son missing from Battle since yesterday afternoon (Monday, 13).

**UPDATE: The two were FOUND safe and well on the evening of Tuesday 14**

Officers said Crystal Ayres, 33, and her seven-year-old son Elijah were last seen getting into a car in Battle around 4.30pm.

The car has since been located behind the town’s railway station and it is believed the pair could be travelling by train.

Police said the mother also has links to Arundel.

Crystal is described as white, 5’2″ tall, and with long blonde hair in a high ponytail.

She was last seen wearing a black skirt, black tights, a black and white blouse and a black cardigan.

Elijah is described as white, 3’9″ tall, and with light brown hair, which is longer on the top and short on the sides.

He was last seen wearing his school uniform which is a dark green jumper, a white polo shirt, grey trousers and black shoes.

Anyone who sees the pair is asked to call 999 immediately.


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