An urgent appeal has been launched to find a missing teenage boy who was last seen two days ago. 

William Leonardi was last seen in Colchester at about 11.20am on Tuesday. 

The 14-year0old has been described as 5ft 8ins tall with short black hair and clean shaven. 

He was last seen wearing a green tracksuit with white panels, a grey bomber jacket, black trainers and a black shoulder bag. 

William was last seen in Barrack Street and is known to visit the city centre. 

Anyone with any information regarding William's whereabouts is being asked to contact Essex Police quoting the incident number 451 of Tuesday, April 2.