Although Southend News Network is 99% made up, we get requests from time to time to use our local reach for important stuff like this, and we have have had a few people get in touch and ask if we can share this appeal to find 13-year-old Patrick Casey from the Frinton Area. Content courtesy Essex Police Facebook

We are appealing for help in finding Patrick Casey, 13, who is missing from the #Frinton area.

Patrick was last seen on at home on Saturday, March 18, at around 1pm before leaving to meet a friend in #Clacton.

He didn’t come home and there are concerns for his welfare.

Patrick is described as being 5ft 2ins and of a slim build. He was last seen wearing a blue Nike baseball cap, a grey top and grey bottoms and was carrying an Adidas bag.

Anyone who knows where he is or has seen him can contact Insp Hayley Rook at Clacton police station on 101.

UPDATE – Saturday 7.45pm – We are still looking for Patrick. We really appreciate all the help we are getting from all those who have shared our appeal. So far, you have helped this post reach over 1.5 million people. We will update as soon as we know any more information. Please keep sharing.