Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing teenage boy.
Dylan Kirkham, aged 16, from the Abbey Hulton area of Stoke-on-Trent, was reported missing on Tuesday.
He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall with a medium build; short, dark brown hair; brown eyes and a fair complexion.
Dylan is thought to be wearing a dark blue jumper and jeans. He also has his left ear pierced, top and bottom.
A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “We consider Dylan to be vulnerable and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. A detailed search to locate him is underway.
“Anyone who has seen Dylan or has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 281 of January 16.”