Police release CCTV images of missing Cambridgeshire teenager Theo as desperate search continues

POLICE have released CCTV images from the night a teenager from Cambridgeshire went missing as the desperate search to find him continues.

Theo Kawala, 16, from Peterborough, has not been seen since Friday evening and officers hope the images, which track his progress across the city centre at just before and after midnight will jog people’s memories about the youngsters whereabouts.

The teenager was reported missing on Sunday morning by his father who last saw him at 7.30pm on Friday when he dropped him off in the city centre to spend the evening with friends.

His family are mystified and distraught by his disappearance and released a statement through Cambs Police yesterday appealing for information.

“First of all, we wish to thank everyone who has shown support since Theo has gone missing,” said the statement read of behalf of Theo’s mother, father and his two sisters.

“We are devastated, anxious and very concerned about Theo’s disappearance and we just want to see him back home.

“Theo, you are a lovable, funny, smart, lovely boy and we are desperate to see you back home. If you see this message, whatever happened on Friday night, please contact us.

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“We would also ask anyone who might be with Theo to encourage him to contact us or the police.”

The Jack Hunt school pupil is described as white, slim, 6ft 1in, with dark brown short hair. He was wearing blue jeans a black shiny jacket, red and white check shirt and black trainers when he was last seen on CCTV on Bridge Street at around midnight heading towards the Town Bridge.

Insp Mat Newman said: “I hope these CCTV images will prompt someone to come forward and tell us they saw Theo after the time he is seen in Lower Bridge Street.

“Two of the images show him in Westgate and the final image is near Multi York in Lower Bridge Street. Anyone who was in the city centre that night should consider whether they saw Theo because they could have information vital to this inquiry.” Theo walked along Broadway and then Westgate, before walking through the bus station and along Bourges Boulevard.

He then crossed Bourges Boulevard at the pelican crossing near the old Woolworths building and walked into Lower Bridge Street.

Insp Richard Isley said: “This is completely out of character for Theo and his family are very worried about him.

“At this stage there is nothing to suggest that Theo has been the victim of a crime but we are extremely keen to trace him as soon as possible.

“I would like to hear from anyone who has seen Theo since Friday or may have information about his whereabouts. I would also appeal to Theo directly that he is not in any trouble and should contact his family or the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0345 456 456 4.

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