Concerns have been raised for a missing 16-year-old boy who was last seen almost a week ago. 

Curtis Oleforo left his home in Colchester on Tuesday, January 23, and has not been seen by his family since. 

The teenager has been described as around 6ft 1ins tall, with short black curly hair. He was last seen wearing a black parka coat, black tracksuit bottoms, and a black jumper with ‘MAN’ written on it.

A spokesman for Essex Police said his coat may have been ripped.

They added: "Through our investigation, it was reported he was seen in Colchester city centre on Thursday."

Curtis has connections to the Colchester and Tendring areas.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Essex Police quoting incident number 994 of Tuesday, January 23.