English teenager ‘could be in Scotland’ as police investigate mysterious disappearance

Police investigating the mysterious disappearance of a young English teenager believe he may have traveled to Scotland.

Concern is growing for the safety of Elijah, 17, who failed to show up for a meeting with a relative on February 14.

Officers say he was last seen leaving an address in Tuffley, Gloucester, that day but has not been seen in person since.

Gloucestershire Constabulary say he has had ‘limited’ contact with his relatives, but they want to speak to him themselves.

Investigators believe he traveled the country and may have traveled to north-east Scotland in mid-March.

A statement from the force said: ‘Gloucestershire Constabulary are appealing for help in locating a teenager who has been missing since leaving an address in Tuffley, Gloucester.

“Concern is growing for the well-being of Elijah, 17, who has not been seen since February.

“Work is underway to try to locate him, and police are now asking for the public’s assistance with any information on Elijah’s whereabouts as there are growing concerns for his safety.

“It is believed he traveled around the country and then was in Scotland a few weeks ago (mid-March).

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“Elijah had left an address in Tuffley on February 14 saying he was staying with a family member, but did not turn up.

“Since then he has been in contact with people but it has been limited and officers would like to speak to him to ensure his safety as he is vulnerable due to his young age.

“Elijah is described as mixed race, 6ft 1in tall, of a broad build and with short afro hair which is shorter on the sides and longer on the top. It is unknown what he is wearing.

“Police are appealing to anyone who has seen Elijah or knows his whereabouts to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 and quote incident 473 of February 14. If seen at time of call, dial 999.

“You can also donate information through the charity Missing People on 116000 or you can find more information on the charity’s website www.missingpeople.org.uk/police.”

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