Steetley Beach Hartlepool: Police name Matthew Sherrington age 14

Police are conducting searches on the beach area of the Headland in Hartlepool today, Friday 16th July, in a bid to find missing Matthew Sherrington aged 14.

Matthew was reported missing to police yesterday, Thursday 15th July. It was reported that Matthew had been playing in the sea and hasn’t been seen since this sighting.

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Officers immediately searched the beach and sea area along with Coastguard colleagues but have not managed to locate him.

Police have been made aware of people organising their own searches and would ask for the public to refrain from doing so for their own safety. Officers are doing everything they can in a bid to find Matthew and would ask that people avoid the area to allow the team to carry out their enquiries.

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Specialist officers are in constant contact with Matthew’s family to offer them support at this difficult time.

Anyone with information regarding missing Matthew is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 117351.