Police are appealing for help after a teenager has been reported missing.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of Rhys Fitzsimons, 16, who was last seen near the train station at Whitehaven.

Rhys is described as white and of slim build with short dark brown hair.

A spokesman for Cumbria police said: "We are concerned for the welfare of Rhys Fitzsimons who is missing from the Whitehaven area.

"He was last seen wearing North Face t-shirt, blue Berghaus jacket, dark bottoms and Blue/Black North Face cap."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101. Police would also like to urge Rhys to contact us if he sees this appeal.