Police are trying to trace a seven-year-old boy who has gone missing after running off from his mother.

Aymen Elmi was last seen in the centre of Southall, west London at 12.20 today, heading north from Southall train station.

Scotland Yard said the boy, who has not gone missing before, is black, 4ft 5in tall, and of medium build.

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He was last seen wearing a dark coloured baseball hat with NY in red letters, dark blue hooded top, purple T-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms and grey running shoes.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Ealing police on 101 quoting reference number 14MIS030373.