COPS tonight launched a major search for a missing boy aged seven.
Little Carson Shepherd vanished from a house in New Cumnock, Ayrshire earlier this evening.
Loved ones are fearing for his safety after he disappeared from home over six hours ago.
Police were urging residents to check sheds and garages in a bid to find him.
It is understood he was last seen at a property in the town’s Afton Bridgend.
Police Scotland’s helicopter was also understood to have been deployed as part of the search operation.
In a statement, local police said: “Urge Public to check garden sheds, gardens, garages and not to assume someone else has done it – right now 2220hrs.
“Incident Number 2021 0919- 3162.”
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