A missing 13-year-old boy may be in Brighton, according to police.
Sussex Police said: “Essex Police are asking for help from the public to locate a 13-year-old boy, missing from his home in Westcliff.
“It is thought that Damien Howes, who was last seen leaving his home at about 2.40pm on Thursday (21 January), may be in the Brighton area.
“He was last seen heading towards Southend town centre and officers are concerned for his welfare.”
Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to phone Essex Police on 101.
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