Police are appealing for help to trace a boy who has gone missing from Hatfield and may be in London.

Michael, aged 13, was last seen at around 5.15pm on Saturday August 19 at his home address.

He has links in Bedfordshire, Essex and in London, Hertfordshire Police said.

He is described as being white, 5ft 5ins tall and of average build, with short brown straight hair and clean shaven.

Michael was last seen wearing a red t-shirt which had a black ‘U’ on the front with grey joggers and a grey jacket. He was also wearing black and yellow Air Max trainers.

Officers are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Anyone who may be with Michael or has seen him recently should call 999 immediately.