06/12/2012 03:29 GMT

Missing Cancer Boy Neon Roberts, 7, Found With Mother In Sussex

A seven-year-old boy urgently needing cancer treatment who went missing with his mother has been found safe and well.

Police launched a nationwide hunt for Neon Roberts after he disappeared from Tiverton, Devon with his mother Sally Roberts on Monday.

It is believed Ms Roberts is against her son having further treatment after his recent surgery for a brain tumour.

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Neon Roberts went missing on Monday

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the boy, who is subject to a Family Court order, was found by police officers in Sussex.

A statement on the Devon and Cornwall Police website said: "Emergency protection care has been put in place and Neon's welfare will be considered in the High Court.

"Devon and Cornwall Police would like to thank the public, the media and police colleagues in Sussex for their assistance in securing Neon's safe recovery."