Anthony Stubbs: Appeal over missing Leyland teenager

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Media captionAnthony's mother Denise Machin and girlfriend Charlotte Mason made the appeal

The girlfriend of a Lancashire teenager who has been missing for over a month has appealed for him to come home.

Anthony Stubbs, 16, left his home on Leyland Lane, Leyland, just before 13:00 GMT on 25 November.

He intended to go to his mother's address at nearby Southbrook Road but never arrived.

Charlotte Mason, 18, who is mother to his four-month-old daughter, said it was "out of character" and the family "just want to know he is safe".

She said: "It is the not knowing which is so upsetting.

'So proud'

"We've been together for nearly two years now and this was Lily's first Christmas which I know Anthony was really looking forward to, he had even bought her a stocking before she was born.

"Anthony was so proud when Lily arrived, he is a great dad and I just want him to come home and give her a cuddle."

His mother Denise Machin said: "All I want is for Anthony to come home, his little brother Oscar is missing him."

Image caption Anthony Stubbs has been missing since 25 November

The last confirmed sighting of Anthony was on Leyland Lane near to the Seven Stars public house on 25 November.

He is described as being of slim build, clean shaven, with blue eyes and about 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall.

His natural hair colour is mousey brown, although he dyes it black and he wears braces on his teeth.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans with a blue and black jacket and light brown boots and carrying a black and blue messenger-type shoulder bag.

Det Insp John Entwisle, from Lancashire Police, said: "I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen Anthony or might know where he is to come forward and contact police.

"I would also like to make a direct appeal to Anthony: you're not in any trouble, we just want you to make contact with us or your family so that we know you are safe."

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