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Update: Police helicopter joins search for missing teen

MISSING: Declan Edwards

MISSING: Declan Edwards

Concerns are growing for a Burnley teenager who has been missing since Saturday.

The police helicopter has been deployed to help in the search of a missing Burnley teenager.

Declan Edwards (16) was last seen by a friend in Towneley Park at 2pm on Sunday when he said he was returning to his home in Waddington Avenue.

The force helicopter could be seen circling above the Towneley Park area today, and the police confirmed it was assisting in the search.

Declan was last seen by a friend in Towneley Park at 2pm on Sunday when he said he was returning to his home in Waddington Avenue.

Declan is described as white, 6ft. 1in., slim build, with straight short blond hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey Nike sweat shirt, grey Nike jogging bottoms and white and pink Nike trainers. He may also be in possession of a black coloured, lightweight jacket with a yellow coloured Lyle and Scott motif on the front.

Sgt Leah Rice, of Burnley Police, said: “Declan has not been seen for a couple of days and this is out of character for him, we are growing increasingly concerned about him and I would appeal for anyone who sees him or knows where he might be to get in touch.

“I would also appeal to Declan himself to contact us if he sees this appeal just to let us know he is safe.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1416 of May 4th.

 

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