POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a teenage boy from Littlehampton who has been missing for almost a fortnight.
Mustafijur Rahman, 16, disappeared for the third time earlier this month, with the latest incident taking place on Good Friday.
The teen, who is also known as Mus or Mustafa, had been staying at a property in Horley at the time of the disappearance but vanished while out with a friend.
Police intelligence now suggests that he may now be in the Brighton area and the force has renewed its appeal for anyone who may have seen the youngster or who knows of his whereabouts to contact them without delay.
Sussex Police said: “(Mustafijur) had left with a friend at 4pm with the intention of being picked up from the Sainsbury’s petrol station in Bonehurst Road to go to Redhill, but he failed to make the rendezvous and it is not known what his movements were after that time.
“Mustafijur has turned off his mobile phone and police are unable to make contact with him. He is known to have friends and contacts in the Littlehampton and Brighton.”
The youngster is described as Asian, 4ft 2ins to 4ft 6ins, slim and of small build.
He has short black straight hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms, a black waterproof jacket and was carrying a black rucksack.
Anyone with information is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting serial 1301 of 03/04.