Family Appeal For Missing Teen
23 February 2011, 12:01
The family of missing Peterborough teenager Theo Kawala have issued an emotional appeal to him.
Theo was reported missing on Sunday morning by his dad who had last seen him at 7.30pm on Friday when he dropped him off in the city centre to spend the evening with friends.
Since then, Police have handed out leaflets and put up posters at Peterborough United's London Road ground during a recent football match as officers try to find him.
Theo's mum, dad and two sisters have issued the following statement:
"First of all, we wish to thank everyone who has shown support since Theo has gone missing, all the family members from France, friends, relatives, colleagues, various organisations, such as Cambridgeshire police, Jack Hunt School, where Theo was a pupil, Posh, the Salvation Army and everyone who has been praying, the local press and media and everyone on the social networks and various websites.
We are devastated, anxious and very concerned about Theo's disappearance and we just want to see him back home.
If anybody has any information on Theo's whereabouts after midnight on Friday February 18, please contact police on 0345 456 456 4.
Theo, you are a lovable, funny, smart, lovely boy and we are desperate to see you back home.
If you see this message, whatever happened on Friday night, please contact us.
We would also ask anyone who might be with Theo to encourage him to contact us or the police."
Meanwhile Cambridgeshire Police are also re-appealing for information about Theo's whereabouts.
Officers know he walked along Broadway on Friday night and then Westgate, before walking through the bus station and along Bourges Boulevard.
He then crossed Bourges Boulevard at the pelican crossing near the old Woolworths building and walked into Lower Bridge Street. This is where officers are now trying to trace his movements from.
Inspector Mat Newman said: "It is very important for us to confirm where Theo went after the point on Lower Bridge Street where he is last seen on CCTV.
We would ask people to look at the pictures released of Theo and consider whether they may have seen him. In particular, those people who were out in the city centre on Friday should contact us if they think they saw Theo."
Officers are continuing go over CCTV from the city centre area, including areas around Rivergate, Apex House, Oundle Road and Bishops Road.
Theo is white, slim, 6'1" with dark brown short hair.
He was wearing blue jeans, a black shiny jacket, red and white check shirt and black trainers.