Membury boy still missing a month later

Arthur Heeler-Frood, 15, from Membury, has been missing since September 6th

IT has now been a month since missing Membury boy Arthur Heeler-Frood was last seen.

The 15-year-old was last seen at 7.30am on Tuesday, September 6th, when he left home wearing a Colyton Grammar School uniform on a bicycle. It was thought he was planning to cycle to school but he never arrived and his bike was later recovered in Axminster.

The following day, his family received a letter explaining that he wished to have some time away from home, but his whereabouts have remained unknown.

arthur-heeler-froodArthur is five foot, five inches tall, of slight build with short brown hair. It is thought he would have changed into casual clothes – possibly blue jeans, a black hoodie and two-tone beige and black Element jacket, and he was carrying a black rucksack. It is also thought he may have cropped or shaved his hair.

Arthur’s family launched an appeal on social media after his disappearance and have now set up a website asking for any information at

His parents, Caroline and Jeremy Heeler-Frood, wrote on the website: “Please let us know you are safe. If you don’t want to ring home there is a charity called ‘Missing People’ who you can ring on 116000 without your call being traced and they will pass on any messages you have for us.

“Better still, come home and talk to us. We are not angry with you, we just want to see you, safe and sound. Sending our love to you wherever you are, Mum and Dad  xx”

Staff at Colyton Grammar School also recently made an appeal for Arthur to get in touch with someone.

They said: “Arthur, your friends and everyone here have been and are immensely concerned about how you are. Please make contact with someone, anyone, to let them know you are safe and well.

“We miss you at school and are looking forward to teaching you this year. Please make contact as soon as you are able.”

The police are following several lines of enquiry and have described Arthur as “vulnerable” because of his age. Anyone who has any information should contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 771 of September 6th 2016.

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