Police are searching for a missing 13-year-old boy, who has not been seen by his family since last week.

Blu Allpress-Smith, from North Weald, was last seen on Thursday, November 30 when he left for school.

He had last spoken to his family by phone at around 1pm on Friday, December 1.

At the time he went missing, Blue was wearing a sliver and grey waterproof hooded jacket, black school trousers and black Nike trainers.

Police say he is likely to have changed his clothing, but was also carrying a black Nike bag.

He has links to the Loughton areas, as well as London.

Officer investigating his whereabouts say family members are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

  • Anyone with information is asked to call Loughton police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111