Police are appealing for help to locate a boy who has been reported missing since leaving an address in the Forest of Dean.

Concern is growing for the welfare of Ryan, 13 who was last seen yesterday (Thursday 2 February) leaving a school in Lydney at around 3.15pm.

He is thought to be travelling on foot and has links to Cinderford, Coleford, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Ryan is described as being white, with short dark blonde hair, 5ft 11ins tall and is of a slim build.

He was last seen wearing a white florescent jacket and his school uniform as well as carrying a blue backpack. 

Ryan likes to walk so may have travelled some distance. 

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 and quote incident 425 of 2 February.