Parents fear missing nine-year-old may have been kidnapped

The parents of a nine-year-old boy who went missing a week ago say they fear he may have been kidnapped. Extensive police searches have failed to find Jakub Šimánek, who is from Havlíčkův Brod and was last seen eight days ago. Police have released an identikit image of a man believed to have been in the vicinity of the spot where the boy was last spotted. His parents, who have not been contacted by anybody claiming to be holding Jakub, say they are afraid he could have been taken out of the country or become the victim of sexual deviants.

Author: Ian Willoughby