Police are searching for a missing teenager who is thought to be in east London.

Sussex Police have launched an appeal to find 16-year-old Umar Khan who has not been seen since he failed to return to his home in Crawley on Friday afternoon.

The Metropolitan Police is supporting the appeal because it's believed he may have travelled to the Leyton or Waltham Forest area.

Umar was last seen wearing his school uniform with a dark blue blazer, white shorts, and black shoes, with a black hooded jacket.

He is described as of South Asian appearance, 5f 3inches tall, with black short hair.

Anyone with any information about Umar's whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1015 of October 16.