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Missing schoolboy: I've gone to find mummy and daddy'

PUBLISHED: 15:54 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:47 12 August 2010

SEARCHING FOR LOVE: Parvinder Singh.

SEARCHING FOR LOVE: Parvinder Singh.

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy who was abandoned by his parents has gone missing from his foster home for the second time in a year.

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy who was abandoned by his parents has gone missing from his foster home for the second time in a year.

Parvinder Singh left a heartbreaking note for his foster carers before he disappeared from his home in Bromley on July 27, saying that he had gone to search for his real parents.

It read: "I am leaving home because I am going to search for my mummy and daddy.

"You all should not worry. If I find my parents, I will not return home. If I do not find them, I will definitely return.

"I was very happy with all these people at home. I am not leaving this home in anger, but I am helpless now - that I cannot go back to India without my parents. Therefore, I am now going to search for my mummy and daddy.

"I do not know where my parents are, but still I will try. Nobody knows that I am leaving this home, because if I had told you, you would not let me go."

In August last year, the schoolboy ran away but was found in Birmingham weeks later after a nationwide hunt.

It is believed he was brought to the UK by his parents in June 2007 and left at a temple in Southall, west London, in the care of a friend.

But his parents did not return and the boy came to the attention of police in Gravesend a few weeks later.

He was then placed in a foster home in Bromley.

Detectives have traced his movements to the London Bridge area on the day of his disappearance but are keen to speak to anyone who saw the teenager after that.

He has short black hair with a cow-lick quiff at the front and is of small build, 147cm to150cm tall.

It's known that he has links to Southall, Birmingham and Gravesend.

He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with a Nike tick in front, blue jeans and black Nike trainers. He is also described as very bright and now speaks good English.

Bromley police's Detective Inspector Alex Phipp said: "We are very concerned for Parvinder. He is clearly upset that he has been unable trace his family and wants to find them. However, his foster carers and friends are extremely worried about him and want his safe return.

"We know that Parvinder travelled from Bromley to East Croydon and then onto London Bridge. We would like to hear from anyone who saw him continue his journey from there.

"Parvinder, if you see or hear this appeal please get in touch with your foster family as they are very upset and worried about you."

Anyone with any information should call Detective Inspector Phipp at Bromley police on 020 8284 8859, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.

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