UPDATE: FOUND Shane Pinder – 12 years old


Good news, missing 12 years old Shane Pinder returned home safely – thank you to everyone who shared the appeal 

West Midlands Police are continuing their appeal for help, after a missing boy was spotted in King’s Norton this morning (Sunday 18th March). And officers have appealed directly to Shane, stressing he’s not in any trouble.

Shane Pinder has been missing since Friday afternoon (16th March), when he left school at Wheelers Lane Technology College in Kings Heath.

Shane was later seen near Hockley Circus in Birmingham.

An appeal was launched yesterday after no further signs of the lad were reported.

And police received information regarding a sighting of Shane in the Hawkesley area of Kings Norton at around 11.30am this morning. He was still wearing his school uniform.

Police believe Shane may be using his bus pass to travel on buses around the city, and officers are speaking to drivers to alert them to his disappearance.

Officers stressed that Shane is NOT in any trouble and they just want to make sure he is safe.

Detective Inspector Scott Shaw appealed directly to Shane. He said: “Shane – your mum and dad are really worried and all they want is for you to be back with them at home as soon as possible.”

DI Scott said that CID, Locate missing persons unit, specialist teams, response officers and neighbourhood officers were all working hard together to find Shane.


  • 5 feet tall
  • Light brown short hair
  • Fair complexion
  • Freckled cheeks
  • Black school uniform
  • White shirt
  • Grey tie
  • Blue Nike Air Max trainers with white soles
  • Dark blue parker coat with fur collar
  • Nike backpack containing black McKenzie school shoes

Officers searching for Shane would like to find him as soon as possible. If you have any information or have seen Shane, please call 999. 


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