A BOY who was missing from his Westcliff home for 12 days has been found in Basildon.

Richard Clarke, 15, failed to return to his home on Balmoral Road after January 24 but was this afternoon found safe and well in a house in Basildon at about 4.30pm. Officers will be reuniting him with his father, Richard, later this evening.

Mr Clarke, 42, said he had lost sleep over his son's disappearance and spent many of the 12 days he was missing driving around the area attempting to find him.