By Aasma Day
A youngster who sparked concern after going missing after playing with friends in a Lancashire park has been found seriously injured on a factory floor.
Leon Langford, nine, went missing from home on Sunday afternoon after last being seen with friends at Ivy Street Play Park in Blackburn around 4pm.
His disappearance prompted a frantic search by family and friends.
On Monday, Lancashire Police confirmed they have found a youngster believed to be Leon in a factory in the Infirmary area of Blackburn at just after 8am.
Factory staff found the boy on the floor of the factory and at this stage it appears he has fallen through the roof. His condition is described as serious.
Police searching for a missing boy in Blackburn have a found a seriously injured boy in a factory in the Infirmary area. He was found on the floor after appearing to have fallen through a roof. He’s believed to be missing Leon Langford, 9. His condition’s described as serious. pic.twitter.com/6eLl9eOmMB
— BwD Police (@BlackburnPolice) 8 October 2018
Earlier, Leon’s dad Dave Langford made a plea on Facebook in a desperate attempt to find him and his post was shared more than 6,000 times.