POLICE have issued an appeal in a bid to find a missing teenager.

Seventeen-year-old Dion Richard Paul Temperton was last seen when he was about to board a ferry in Hampshire.

Dion is from Newport on the Isle of Wight, and was due to board a Wightlink Fast Cat to Ryde at Portsmouth Harbour at about 3pm on April 17 when he was last seen.

He is described as 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall, with blond hair and blue eyes, and of medium build.

When he was last seen, he was wearing a blue Henry Lloyd jacket, brown Adidas trousers and a green baseball cap with “Fly” written on it.

Hampshire Constabulary’s Isle of Wight District Inspector, Paul Savill, said: “We’ve been conducting a range of enquiries over the Easter weekend to locate and contact Dion “Our thanks go to Dion’s family, partner agencies and public transport operators for their assistance with the investigation so far.

“There is no information to suggest Dion is a victim of crime or suspected of any wrongdoing.

“However, we are clearly concerned that Dion appears to have had no contact with anyone since Thursday afternoon (April 17).

“We are appealing directly to Dion for him to contact either police or his family just to let us know he is safe and well.

“Anyone who has seen Dion since Thursday afternoon or knows his whereabouts is also asked to contact police by phoning 101. Mini-com users can call 18001 101.

“Dion is known to have links in the Portsmouth, Havant, Waterlooville, Hayling Island and Kent areas.”