Youngster missing from Hartlepool is found

Brooklyn Walton.
Brooklyn Walton.

Police say a youngster who went missing from Hartlepool at the weekend has been found safe and well.

Cleveland Police launched an appeal to help trace 12-year-old Brooklyn Walton.

The youngster had last been seen in the Jesmond area of Hartlepool at around 5.50pm on Sunday.

Today, police said the boy has been found safe and well and thanked the public for its support.