Police have renewed appeals to find a 16-year-old boy who has been missing from his home in Leyland for more than two weeks.

Anthony Stubbs, who also has connections to the Manchester, Bolton and Blackpool areas, was last seen at his home on Leyland Lane around 1pm on Sunday, November 25.

He intended to go to his mother’s address at nearby Southbrook Road but never arrived.

Police and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Hurst said Anthony had not contacted his friends or family. He added: “Anthony has connections to the gay community and I would ask that anyone who thinks they may know where Anthony is or if you are with him, maybe looking after him, please come forward.”

Anthony is slim, clean shaven, with blue eyes and around 5ft 9in tall. His hair is mousey brown, usually dyed black, with a fringe swept to the right or flicked up.

He wears braces on his teeth and has a pierced left ear in which he wears a stud or a cross.

Anyone with information, call the police on 101 quoting log number LC-20121126-0544.