BREAKING NEWS: Search for missing child in West Wittering

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THE Observer has received reports of police stopping and searching cars today (Monday, July 22) while looking for a three-year-old child.

According to witnesses, police officers were stopping cars leaving the West Wittering beach car park at around 3pm.

“They were stopping cars and checking the boots,” said Observer columnist Dawn Gracie.

However, by around 4pm witnesses said police cars had left the scene.

The Observer has requested information from Sussex Police on the incident and is waiting for a response.