Please help find missing teenager from Bournemouth

Officers searching for a teenager who went missing from an address in Bournemouth are appealing for help from the public to find him.

Hanif Sherzad, who is from Afghanistan and speaks limited English, was last seen at the address where he was staying in Alum Chine Road at around 1pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

Hanif, aged 16, left saying he was going to meet friends but has not been seen since.

It is believed Hanif may have travelled out of the county and he is understood to have links to Rotherham in Yorkshire.

He is described as five feet three inches tall, of slim build and with short black hair. He usually wears a T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or jeans as well as a baseball cap.

Police Constable Steve Boston, of Dorset Police, said: “Due to the length of time since Hanif was last seen and his limited command of English, we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries to try and locate him and I am now appealing to anyone who has any information as to his whereabouts, or who sees a teenager matching the description given, to contact us.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Hanif’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180075949.