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Missing Scots 14-year-old spotted at train station in London as concerns grow

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A teenager missing from Dumfries has been captured on CCTV at a London train station.

Alam Kharote, 14, was reported missing from his home in Dumfries at the weekend.

He was last seen in the Hardthorn Road area at about 3pm on Saturday.

However, police now believe that he could be in London after investigating his disappearance.

Alam is thought to have boarded a train at Lockerbie at about 5.10pm, which took him to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.

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Afterwards, it is believed he took another train to Birmingham at about 7.30pm that night.

Then the next day, he headed to London Euston at 3.15pm, arriving in the capital at about 4.45pm.

CCTV captured him on Platform 4 in the train station.

Alam Kharote in London

Alam is described as Middle Eastern, 5ft fin tall and is of a slim build with short dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue zip-up top, blue denim jeans, black slider footwear and was carrying a grey/silver backpack.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare because they believe he has very little money on him.

Inspector Colin McKinstry, of Dumfries Police Station, said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to trace Alam, and we are becomingly increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“He doesn’t speak very good English and we believe he has very little money with him.

“Our enquiries so far suggest that he is in the London area. Were you any of these trains, did you see him or speak to him?

“Anyone with any information that could assist us in tracing Alam is urged to contact Police Scotland by calling 101, quoting incident 2547 of 31 July.”

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