POLICE in Barnsley are becoming increasingly worried for the welfare of a teenager who has been missing for more than a week.

Maurice, 15, was last seen on Hastings Street in Grimethorpe at around 12pm on January 11.

The teenager has not been seen since.

Chief inspector Mark Goddard said: “We are growing increasingly worried about Maurice’s welfare.

“He is a child and has not been seen since 11 January.

“This is incredibly concerning and we would ask that anyone with information that could help locate him to please contact South Yorkshire Police urgently.

“Our officers continue to carry out enquiries to find him, but we urge you to keep your eyes open for Maurice when you are out and about in Sheffield.”

A spokesperson added: “He is described as white, 5ft 7 ins tall with short light brown hair.

“He is believed to be wearing grey joggers, a black top and black trainers.

“Have you seen him?

“If you know where he might be, please call 101 quoting incident number 376 of January 11.”