POLICE have issued an alert for a missing boy from Brighton.

Jack Winstanley has links across the city and also in Newhaven, officers believe.

He is a slim 17-year-old young man who is 6ft tall with short brown hair.

In a statement Sussex Police said: "There are concerns for the safety and welfare of a missing 17-year-old boy from Brighton.

"Jack Winstanley has connections throughout Brighton and Hove and also in Newhaven. He is white, 6', of slim build with short brown hair.

Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to report online or call 101 quoting 47200104389."