POLICE are appealing for a jogger to come forward as they may have seen a missing 16-year-old.

One of two people who may have seen missing Owen Harding from Saltdean on the evening he disappeared has come forward to assist police with their enquiries.

New CCTV footage was released last week where a person believed to be Owen is seen walking along Hamsey Road, Saltdean, at 6.15pm on the day he went missing, Thursday 26 March.

It is believed the person matching Owen’s description was heading south down this road, in the direction of the A259 South Coast Road.

The man in the black hooded top has contacted police but officers are still hoping to identify and talk to the other person, who appears to be out for a run or other sports activity.

Detective Inspector Mark Rosser said: “We have viewed this CCTV footage supplied to us by a member of the public and we believe this could be Owen.

The Argus:

“Within the footage there are two people who may have seen who we think is Owen walking along this road and one has now come forward.

"Are you the other person in the picture? If this is you, we would really appreciate it if you could make contact with us as you may hold vital information to our investigation.

“It’s been nearly a fortnight since Owen was last seen or heard from and we are continuing to extensively investigate the circumstances around his disappearance.

“We would like to thank the public for their support in our investigation and while we appreciate people would like to help with our searches, we are urging everyone to abide by Government guidance at all times.

The Argus:

"We are utilising all of our available resources to search locally and will, of course, link up with colleagues across the country if there is anything to suggest that he has travelled out of Sussex.”

Owen is white, 5’ 11” - 6’, of athletic build, with short brown hair. He is believed to have been wearing a blue round neck jumper, dark joggers and white trainers.

If you have seen him or know of his whereabouts, please report online or call 101 quoting Operation Chartwell. If you see him, please dial 999 immediately.