Police are trying to trace a 15-year-old Carlisle boy who has been missing from his home since Wednesday evening.

Lewis Smith was last seen leaving his home in the Botcherby area of the city.

Police are concerned for his welfare.

He has short straight blonde hair, and is believed to be wearing a black puffer jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101.

A police spokesman said "We would also urge Lewis to contact us if he sees this appeal."