Missing boy spotted in Castle Grove, St Helens

Police are concerned for the welfare of 15-year-old Leon Johnson
Police are concerned for the welfare of 15-year-old Leon Johnson
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Police have issued fresh appeal to trace a teenager who has gone missing after a sighting of him yesterday (Wednesday).

Officers went public with their concerns for 15-year-old Leon Johnson on Monday.

And yesterday a member of the public responded to that appeal, telling police they saw him in Castle Grove, St Helens.

Leon, also known as Leon Hide, from Newton-le-Willows, is described as a white male, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build, with short dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, a grey hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and wearing a black baseball cap.

He is know to frequent the St Helens and Newton-le-Willows areas.

Anyone who has seen Leon or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 quoting log 201607040116 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.