Have you seen Josh Herman? Communal appeal to find missing JCoSS student

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Have you seen Josh Herman? Communal appeal to find missing JCoSS student

Mother of 15-year-old asks Jewish News readers to help find her son who went missing in Highgate on Saturday. 

Josh was last seen wearing the same coat and shoes as seen in the photo above (left).
Josh was last seen wearing the same coat and shoes as seen in the photo above (left).

The mother of a 15-year-old boy is calling on Jewish News readers to help find her son who has not been seen for almost 48 hours.

Desperate mum Gloria Herman spoke to JCoSS student Josh Herman shortly before he left his father’s house in Shepherds Hill, Highgate at 4pm on Saturday. She asked him to return home because “he sounded upset”.

She added: “I got really worried when I found out Josh left without his phone. He never does that so he must have been very, very upset.”

When she found out the following morning that Josh hadn’t returned home she called the police, who haven’t been able to locate Josh since then. “I told them my son could be in danger. That something could’ve happened to him,” Gloria said.

“He is such a kind, loving boy. I just can’t believe this is happening. It’s something you hear about happening to other people, but you never imagine it will happen to you,” Gloria said.

The family will meet with Josh’s friends and volunteers on Monday at 2pm at Highgate Library to search for him, and again on Tuesday at 2pm if Josh hasn’t been found by then.

CAN YOU HELP? Josh was last seen wearing the same coat and shoes as seen in the photo above. Anyone with information, please call Gloria on 07500 739504 or Leonard on 07827 442729

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