POLICE and the family of a teenage boy who died in Hartlepool are appealing for CCTV footage of the youngster before his death.

Benjamin (Benji) Catchpole, 15, sadly died in Hartlepool on May 24 after officers were called to a wooded area near to Tremaine Close in Hartlepool on the evening.

Benji’s death is not being treated as suspicious however police are carrying out enquiries into the circumstances as they prepare a file for the Coroner.

They are appealing for anyone with sightings or dealings with Benji between 4pm and 8.20pm on Sunday May 24 to get in touch.

Police are appealing in particular to Clavering residents who have home CCTV to check their footage for images of Benji (pictured here) who was wearing a black top with a red-coloured hood, black tracksuit bottoms with a red stripe down them and black trainers.

If you can assist please contact DC Angel from Hartlepool CID on 101, reference 083460.