Published: 22/03/2014 12:00 - Updated: 21/03/2014 11:23

Council launch investigation after boy (5) is lost by school

Written byHazel Lawson

AN INVESTIGATION is being carried out after a five-year-old left his school grounds and ended up on the A96.

The busy A96 where the young boy was found.
The busy A96 where the young boy was found.

The P1 pupil walked well over a mile from New Elgin Primary to the main Aberdeen to Inverness trunk road close to the roundabout with Reiket Lane.

Vehicles swerved by him ­before one motorist came to his aid.

It is believed the boy left the playing field at the back of the school during or soon after the morning break.

His mother is seeking an apology and wants action to be taken.

She said: “I got a phone call from the school at about ­quarter to 12 asking if my son was with me. I said jokingly, ‘have you lost him’ and they said ‘actually we have’.

“He made it all the way to the A96, and I was told by a witness he was nearly knocked over by several cars.”

She added she was keen to get in touch with the motorist who helped her son, to thank them properly.

Moray Council is now ­looking into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A spokesman for the council said: “The exact circumstances are the subject of an ongoing investigation by the school and by the council."

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