AN urgent appeal to find a missing mother and son, who have been missing for around two weeks, has been launched by concerned police.

Valmira Mulaku, 23, and her son Loevi Mulaku, 4, were last seen in the North-East on Thursday, October 24.

Police investigating their whereabouts said the pair was last seen in the central Middlesbrough area.

Officers said they were now "very concerned for their welfare", and that pair could have links to the Hartlepool area.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 and quote incident reference number 190535.