Concerns Linger Over Missing School Boy

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) released an updated statement this afternoon on the missing 14 year old teenager Za’naj Bascome. The statement has indicated the individual has not been located but has sent word through a mutual family member that he is safe.

TNN News sent inquires to the BPS media relations manager Gary Moreno on “How is it that a minor can be missing and can send word he is safe, but not located?” The BPS responded with the following:

According to the Children Act 1988, “A person shall be guilty of an offence if, knowingly and without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, he— takes a child to whom this section applies away from the responsible person; keeps such a child away from the responsible person; or induces, assists or incites such a child to run away or stay away from the responsible person.”

In the case of Za’naj Bascome, he is a minor who has run away from home and is staying away from the responsible adult, namely, his parents.

The Bermuda Police Service continues its efforts to establish his whereabouts.

We once again urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of 14-year-old Za’naj Bascome to please call the main police number, 295-0011.

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