Police are searching for teenager Owen Harding, who is missing from his home in Saltdean.
The 16-year-old was last seen leaving his home address about 7pm on Thursday 26 March. He has not been in touch with any friends or family since then, and his disappearance is out of character.
Owen is described as white, about 5’9”, of athletic build, with short brown hair. He normally wears white trainers, tracksuit trousers and a dark hoodie.
Residents in Saltdean and the surrounding areas are being urged to check any sheds or outbuildings, and contact police if they see Owen. He also has links to the East Riding area of Yorkshire.
Police are aware some members of the public are assisting in the search for teenager Owen. While we recognise this is a sensitive matter, we are urging everyone to abide by government guidance at all times. Do not put yourself or anyone else at risk.
Anyone who sees him or knows where he could be is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1198 of 26/03.