Cops search for parents of deaf, mute boy left at police station

2016-05-05 21:00
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Pretoria - Police are searching for the parents or relatives of a deaf and mute boy after he was dropped off at the Mamelodi Police Station on Tuesday, and left there.

Captain Johannes Maheso said when he arrived for work on Tuesday he was told about the boy. “I was surprised to find the boy at the station because we don't know who dropped him off,” Maheso said.

He is aged between 11 and 13.

Maheso said he carried a piece of paper. “On the piece of paper was written 'John' and underneath was written 'Irene', which is an area in Pretoria,” he said.

He had phoned the Littleton Police Station close to Irene, but had no luck.

The boy also carried a memory stick with music on.

Police found it difficult to communicate with the boy, due to his condition. “He is deaf and can’t write, which made our job even tougher,” Maheso said.

Maheso took the boy to social workers.

Anyone who can assist in locating his parents or guardians can contact the Mamelodi station on 012 812 9056 or 012 812 9000.

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