Missing teenager found by volunteer

The missing teenager was found. Pic: Shomrim Twitter

The missing teenager was found. Pic: Shomrim Twitter

A missing Hackney teenager was found yesterday by a neighbourhood watch volunteer after a 32 hour search.

Shloime Eisenzweig, 18, was last seen on September 28 at 05.00am when he left his home address in Moresby Road to attend a synagogue but failed to return.

Concerns for Eisenzweig were raised as his absence was “completely out of character” and the boy was described as being at “high risk”. 

The Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch organisation, created a pop-up Command Centre to help with the search for him with approximately 400 volunteers.

A Hackney Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “An immediate investigation was launched to determine the circumstances around his disappearance. This included extensive ground and air searches.”

A volunteer from the Shomrim found Shloime Eisenzweig on September 29 at 1.20pm in Hackney Marshes, after being missing for a total of 32 hours. He was was examined by a medical team and was found to be unharmed. 

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from Hackney CID, who was in charge of the investigation, said: “I am happy that Shloime was located quickly and re-united with his concerned family. I would like to thank members of the Shomrim for the support provided in this missing persons enquiry.”

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