Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing 17-year-old boy who has links to East Lancs.

Kyah Hammond, was reported missing from Long Eaton, Derbyshire, on Friday January 4.

The teenager has links to the Blackburn and Darwen areas and officers in both Derbyshire and Blackburn are asking for anyone with any information on his whereabouts to contact them.

A spokesperson for the police said: "Kyah was last seen wearing a grey and blue jumper, grey jogging bottoms and dark trainers, and was carrying a grey rucksack.

"He has links to Belper, Buxton and Long Eaton in Derbyshire, as well as Darwen and Blackburn in Lancashire."

Kyah is around 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build with short brown hair.

Anyone who has any information should contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 692-040119