POLICE are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing teenager.

Matthew Hewlett, aged 14, has been reported missing from Whitefield.

He is described as being white, five feet six inches tall, of slim to medium build and with short brown hair.

Matthew was last seen wearing a blue coat, black trousers, white Nike trainers and Nike rucksack.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Bury police on 0161 856 8172 or the 24 hour non emergency number 101.