POLICE have appealed for help in finding a missing 12-year-old boy.

The boy, identified by police only as Alby, disappeared from his home at around 12.30pm yesterday and has not been in contact since.

Alby, who lives in Gosport, is thought to have travelled to Portsmouth.

A police spokesman said: "We are asking people in the Gosport and Portsmouth areas who may have seen him, or have any information about his whereabouts, to get in touch."

Alby is described as white, 5ft, stocky, with blue eyes and thick mousey blond hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded top, black trousers with green camouflage trainers.

Any with information is asked to contact Hampshire police on 101, quoting reference number 44190431458.