The mother of a boy aged three or four, who was found alone at shops in Waitangirua, Porirua has been found.

Police said they were “urgently” trying to find the child’s caregivers, or information on where he might live.

In a Facebook post this afternoon, they said: “We are pleased to say we have located the mother of the little boy who was found at the Waitangirua shops this morning. A great result ~ thanks everyone.”