Concerns are growing for a Sussex teenager who has been missing for eight days.

Jayjay Amaral, 17, has not been seen since he left his home in Dorset Gardens, Brighton, on 6 August.

Jayjay is described as of mediterranean appearance, about 5'3", and of stocky build, with short cropped brown hair and brown eyes. He habitually wears a grey tracksuit and trainers.

Detective Inspector Lee Horner of Sussex Police said; "There is no evidence at this stage that Jayjay has come to any harm, but this episode is out of character, and he took nothing with him for any prolonged stay or travel.

"His disappearance is currently unexplained and with every that passes without any word from or of him we are becoming more concerned."

If you have seen Jayjay or know where he may be please contact Sussex Police via or call 101 quoting serial 242 of August 11.