Urgent appeal issued as boy, 13, disappears for a fortnight after leaving home

Police in Hertfordshire are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old boy who has been missing for almost a fortnight.

The youngster, identified by Hertfordshire Police only as Michael,was last seen at about 5.15pm on August 19 at his home address.

He is known to have links with Bedfordshire, Essex and in London.

Michael is described as being white, 5ft 5ins tall and of average build, with short brown straight hair and clean shaven.

A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: “Michael was last seen wearing a red t-shirt which had a black ‘U’ on the front with grey joggers and a grey jacket.

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“He was also wearing black and yellow Air Max trainers.

“Officers are increasingly concerned for his welfare.”

Anyone with information is being urged to call 999 immediately if they believe they are with Michael or have seen him in the last few moments.

They can also fill out an online reporting form at

Alternatively they can speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via online web chat at, por call 101, quoting ISR 855 of 19/08/2023

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