OFFICERS are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing teenager last seen in the Darlington area on Friday, December 6.

Police now believe that Jamie Lawrence, 16, may be in the Cleveland area as he has connections in South Bank and Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police are now carrying out enquiries.

Jamie also has links in Liverpool and is described as being 5 ft 6”tall, of slim build with short mousey brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a maroon Nike jacket, jogging bottoms, cameo gloves and black Nike trainers.

Anyone who may have seen him, or anyone who may have information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 209463.