A boy who went missing just two days before Christmas has been found.

George Patterson, 12, left his father’s home in Blunts Hall Road in Witham on Sunday afternoon, following a row with his family.

He did not have a mobile phone or any cash with him when he left.

Police launched a search of the River Walk in Witham on Christmas eve but did not find him.

He worried family also launched a media appeal.

A spokesman from Essex Police said George was found on Christmas eve night.