Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old, who has family in St Albans, after he went missing from residential care last Friday.

Callum Whish was last seen at Wilden Lodge, north of Bedford on Friday, May 9. Bedfordshire Police say Callum could be nearby or could reasonably have travelled anywhere.

Ian Evans, missing persons coordinator, said: "Callum could be in Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire as he has strong ties to our neighbouring county. If Callum or anyone who knows him can tell us where he is we would be very grateful, we are here to support him and want to discuss any concerns he may have about his future with him."

Callum is white, 5’7" tall, and could be wearing a grey top, grey hoodie, light blue jeans, dark green and grey body warmer, grey flat cap black shoes, small Adidas blue bag. He has both ears pierced.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact the Missing Persons Unit on 01234 275136, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.