POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a 17-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Blackburn.

Samuel Hancock was last seen at around 10pm last night (Wednesday) getting off a train at Blackburn Railway Station. 

He has not been seen or heard from since.

Inspector Martin Storey said: "We are worried about Samuel and are asking anybody who has seen him, or knows where he may be, to contact us as soon as possible. Similarly we would urge Samuel himself, if he sees this appeal, to get in touch to let us know he is safe."


Samuel is described as around 5ft 11ins tall and of large build.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms. He has the name 'Courtney' tattooed on his left hand.

He is known to use the local rail networks although he is still believed to be in the Blackburn area.

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 16 of May 18th