UPDATED: Police in York who were urgently searching for a missing teenager Alex, 15, say they've been found safe and well.


POLICE in York are urgently searching for a missing teenager.

North Yorkshire Police say they are searching for a missing 15-year-old in the York area.

A police spokesperson said: “Alex, who lives near the city centre, was last seen at home at around 4.15pm on Thursday.

“Alex has distinctive short red hair, was wearing combat trousers, a black hoodie with a white transfer, black Dr Marten-style boots and is known to frequent the areas around Millennium Bridge, Clifford’s Tower, York library and Scarcroft Park.

“If you see Alex, please call us on 101 immediately, select option 1 and quote reference 12240090743.”