Brighton boy, 14, missing for almost a week

Posted On 13 Feb 2017 at 4:06 pm

A 14-year-old boy from Brighton has been missing for almost a week, Sussex Police said today (Monday 13 February).

Jack Winstanley

Jack Winstanley


Officers are growing concerned for the welfare of Jack Winstanley and have issued a public appeal for help in finding him.

Sussex Police said: “Jack Winstanley, 14, was last seen on Tuesday 7 February at 2.45pm in Swanborough Drive, in Whitehawk, but has not returned home.”

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Missing persons co-ordinator Vicky Morris said: “We are concerned that Jack failed to return home and would ask anyone who has seen him or who may know of his whereabouts to contact us so that we can make sure he is ok.

“He is white, 5ft 1in, with short mousey brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black North Face jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers.”

Anyone who has seen him is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or to make an online report at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal quoting serial 967 of 07/02.

  1. Anna Reply

    Why are we just being asked to help find him now?? He’s a child that’s been missing for nearly a week!!

  2. Julie Reply

    This is bad what happened to the 48 hours. Bless him I do hope he is found very soon.

  3. polly Reply

    Why are we only just been told about this hes a child thats been missing for a week a whole week whats happening to this world

  4. debbie ferguson Reply

    I pray this young man is ok – just needed a bit of space – if he comes home safe and well be grateful enough to make sure he doesn’t feel that lost again.
    Contact me Jack if you need a friend.

  5. Tom Reply

    So are you helping now Anna? Do you serioudly think no one has been looking for him just because they havent asked you?!

    • Kay Reply

      She didn’t say no one else was looking, just that the more people looking the better. He’s a minor and a public alert should go out ASAP so people can be vigilant ?

  6. Becky Reply

    This boy has just walked past my house, been on the phone to the 101 number, spoke to someone, she transferred me through & after more than 10 minutes I’m still on hold! This is unbelievable! He could have got onto a bus or even further away now! I am totally disgusted in this!

  7. Ruby Reply

    That is awful, where about so you live?

  8. Ruby Reply

    I wish we could help more like with that Shannon Matthews girl

  9. Becky Reply

    I love just up the racehill, was on the phone for over 15 minutes finally spoke to someone they were going to look around, the boy did look fine, he was with another boy, let’s hope he gets home soon!

  10. julie Reply

    Call 999 in this case… Don’t care what they say… its a child and he is missing.

  11. Ruby Reply

    with another boy! did you get a photo, I hope he is found soon!!! What was he doing by the racecourse!?!

  12. Steve Reply

    He’s been found now

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