Concern for welfare of missing 13-year-old rugby player

PUBLISHED: 13:18 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:26 22 July 2016

Omar Bartocci, 13,  has been found safe and well after going missing last Wednesday

Omar Bartocci, 13, has been found safe and well after going missing last Wednesday


Members of a Haringey rugby club have appealed for help finding a junior player who has gone missing.

Concern is growing for the welfare of Omar Bartocci, 13, a member of the Haringey Rhinos RFC junior team who has not been seen since Wednesday.

He was riding a green BMX bike when he went missing.

Omar’s coach David Ouda, from Haringey Rhinos, said: “Omar has been part of Haringey Rhinos RFC for over three years. He is a true team player and cares for everyone around him.

“His hard work and commitment on the pitch helped his team win their league last season. As a coach, club and team, we are very concerned and would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen Omar or has any information to contact the police.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “We are concerned for Omar’s welfare. He is possibly in possession of an unregistered Oyster Card and could be carrying a small amount of money.

Omar, from Wood Green, is described as a being of a small build, approximately 5ft tall. He was wearing glasses and has braces.

He was wearing black shorts, a black top with a Hindu symbol on the front, Adidas trainers with white stripes and was carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting ref 16MIS031563.

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