12-year-old boy missing in Hartlepool

Jack Kearns who is missing from Hartlepool.

Jack Kearns who is missing from Hartlepool.

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Police are searching for a young boy who is missing from his home in Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police say they are concerned for 12-year-old Jack Kearns who has been missing since 7pm last night.

The youngster was last seen in Ashwood Close in the town.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police, said: "He hasn't lived in the area long and has few contacts."

Jack is about 5ft tall with light brown hair and of slight build. He was wearing a grey Nike hoodie, black slim joggers and black or dark Adidas trainers.

Anyone with information is urged to call the police on 101.