A BURY teenager known to sleep rough has been missing from home for nearly 48 hours.

Declan Dove, aged 16, was last seen at his Walmersley Road home at 12.24am on August 27.

He was spotted in Chorlton, Manchester in the early hours of this morning but police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He is described as white, with an average build and about 5ft 4in tall, with brown hair.

He was last seen wearing black trainers, black tracksuit bottoms, a black t-shirt and a grey hooded top.

Det Sgt Laurence Dixon said: "Whilst this behaviour is not completely out of the ordinary for Declan, we are beginning to worry about his welfare.

"He was seen quite recently, but much further away from his home address than we would have expected and he has been known to sleep rough in parks, which is obviously a further concern.

"If you recognise Declan and believe you have seen him recently, please contact Police on the numbers below."

Anyone with knowledge of Declan Dove's whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or 0161 856 9592.