Police review public response as hunt for missing Cambs teenager Theo stretches into second week

OFFICERS are continuing to review CCTV footage and information from the public as the desperate search for missing teenager Theo Kawala stretches into its second week.

Police continued searches in and around the River Nene over the weekend. They are also focusing on information received from the public to help establish Theo’s movements after was last seen walking past Multi York in Lower Bridge Street, Peterborough, just after midnight on Friday February 18.

On Friday (February 25) around 20 officers spent the evening in the city centre hoping to jog the memories of people who were out. More than 200 vehicles were checked during road checks and 13 people were spoken to during pedestrian patrols.

A number of people came forward following Bluetooth messages to confirm they had seen Theo in the city centre last Friday.

Inspector Mat Newman said: “We have had an extremely positive response from the public with people confirming they saw Theo in the city centre last Friday.

“We continue to review the information we have received so far as well as CCTV in the area to ensure we focus our future searches in the right areas.

“I would urge anyone with information about missing Theo’s whereabouts to contact police.

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“Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital in tracing him.”

Theo was reported missing on the morning of Sunday February 20 by his father who had last seen him at 7.30pm on Friday February 18 when he dropped him off in the city centre to spend the evening with friends.

Theo is white, slim, 6’1” with dark brown short hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a black shiny jacket, red and white check shirt and black trainers.

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