Conley Thompson
Conley Thompson has not been seen since the evening of 26 JulySouth Yorkshire Police

Police have found the body of a child during the search for a missing seven-year-old boy in Barnsley.

South Yorkshire Police began looking for seven-year-old Conley Thompson when he failed to return home after playing with friends at Locke Park on the evening of 26 July.

Officers have confirmed they have discovered the body of a child on a construction site on Bank End Road in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley.

Detective Inspector Victoria Short said: "We deployed our full resources with officers searching throughout the night to find Conley and we are deeply saddened by this tragic development.

"While it is early in the investigation, the death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem will take place in due course.

"Our thoughts remain with Conley's family and friends at this very difficult time."

South Yorkshire Police said they were "increasingly concerned" as to the whereabouts of Conley after he failed to return to his home at Underwood Avenue in Worsbrough.