Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing.

Vladislavs Meleskins went missing from his Chelmsford home in the early hours of Wednesday January 15 and officers are growing increasingly concerned about his welfare due to his age.

It is believed he could be in London area.

Vladislavs is urged to make contact with police or his family to let them know that he is okay.

Anyone who spots him, or who has information, is urged to contact police at Chelmsford on 101.