Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a missing teenager.
Michael Maughan, 13, was last seen at an address on Fairways Avenue in Benton at around 9.30am yesterday morning (Sunday).
He has been missing before but police need to trace him to ensure he is safe and well.
Officers are now asking for help to trace Michael who has a number of links to the Newcastle and Gateshead areas.
He is described as white, pale complexion, slim build, and red hair shaved around the sides. He was last seen wearing a black nike baseball cap, bright blue padded jacket, khaki jogging bottoms and grey adidas trainers.
Michael, or anyone who has information about his whereabouts, should contact police on 101 quoting reference HRM M002964/17.