Concern for missing 16-year-old last seen in Lancing

Police are concerned about the whereabouts of Gbombo Neba
Police are concerned about the whereabouts of Gbombo Neba

Police are renewing their appeal to find a missing 16-year-old boy who was last seen in Lancing.

Gbombo Neba has been missing from his Henfield care home since Thursday, August 9. It is believed he was in the Worthing area, but there have been no recent sightings and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He was seen on August 9 near Lancing railway station and was wearing blue jeans, black trainers and a brown jumper.

Gbombo is originally from the Waltham Forest area of London but recently moved to West Sussex.

He is described as Afro-Caribbean, 6ft tall, of stocky build with short dark brown hair and speaks with a London accent.

A police spokesman said: “It is now almost three months since we had a confirmed sighting of Gbombo.

“Due to his age and now the length of time he has been missing we are becoming increasingly concerned about him and need to know that he is safe and well.

“Police have carried out numerous enquiries to try and find Gbombo and hope that this renewed appeal will lead to him being found.”

If anyone has any information in relation to his whereabouts they contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1723 of 9 August.