Two Midlothian brothers found ‘safe and well’ hours after going missing from primary school

Brothers Michael and James O’Brien have been found “safe and well”

Two missing school children have been found “safe and well” following an urgent appeal for information after the pair failed to attend school on Thursday.

Nine-year-old Michael O’Brien and his six-year-old brother James, known as Jamie, were dropped off at their school in Carnethie Street, Rosewell at around 8 a.m. but were not present for their morning lesson.

The police’s  canine unit had been deployed immediately in the search for the two boys as well as a large amount patrol officers.

Midlothian Police wrote on Twitter confirming that the boys had been found.

“We are pleased to report Michael and Jamie O’Brien, missing from Rosewell this morning, have been traced safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our information.”

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