A SCHOOLBOY who went missing on Thursday has been located safe and well.

Rudy Roberts vanished from the Kidmore Road area of Caversham, at 5.30pm on March 14.

Thames Valley Police launched an urgent appeal to help trace his whereabouts.

An update was posted shortly before 10.30am the following day to say he had been located.

A spokesman added: "Thames Valley Police can confirm that a boy who went missing from the Caversham area has been located.

"Rudy Roberts, aged 13, who went missing yesterday (14/3) has been found safe and well.

"We would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in sharing our appeal."