Schoolboy, 13, goes missing from his home overnight

Schoolboy, 13, goes missing from his home overnight as heavy snowfall prompts ‘threat to life’ warning

  • Police say Kai Hatty, 13, was last seen near a bus stop at 7pm last night in Leeds
  • Schoolboy is described as being 5ft 3ins tall and wearing a green and grey jacket
  • West Yorkshire Police say they are concerned for his welfare due to heavy snow
  • Amber snow warning with ‘potential risk to life’ issued by Met Office for the area

Kai Hatty, 13, was last seen on Monday night

Police have launched an urgent appeal after a teenage boy went missing from his home overnight as heavy snowfall prompted a ‘risk to life’ warning.

Kai Hatty, 13, was last seen close to a bus stop at around 7pm last night, police said.

The youngster, from Leeds, West Yorks., was reported missing after he did not return home.

He is described as being about 5ft 3ins tall and is believed to be wearing a green and grey Trespass waterproof jacket.

Leeds was battered by heavy snowfall overnight as temperatures plummeted and police said the treacherous conditions have heightened concern for the schoolboy’s safety.

An amber snow warning with ‘potential risk to life’ has been issued by the Met Office for the area.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: ‘There are concerns for his welfare due to the weather conditions in the area overnight and today.

‘Enquiries are continuing to locate Kai and anyone with information which may assist is asked to contact police.’

If you have information which may assist contact police in Leeds on 101 or by using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website and log reference is 1629 of 1 February.

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