The biggest police search in Poland’s history is under way for a five-year-old boy whose father is believed to have killed himself.
Police are using drones and sniffer dogs to comb thousands of acres of land and abandoned buildings as the hunt for Dawid Zukowski goes on for a fifth day.
The search began after the boy’s father failed to drop him back with his mother.
His car was last seen on a motorway on 10 July, between the town of Grodzisk Mazowiecki and his mother’s home in Warsaw.
Later that day, he was killed by a train.
Local media reports have quoted the driver of the train as saying that the boy’s father took his own life.
Police are also working with soldiers from the territorial defence force and German police as they try to find the boy.
Warsaw’s police spokesperson, Sylwester Marczak said: “This is the biggest search in the history of the Polish police… we’ve covered over 3,000 hectares, using GPS, every day we use helicopters and drones.”
Police are appealing to the public for information on any potential sightings of the boy.
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