Tyne & Wear

Jason Fyles: Family appeal to missing Newcastle teenager

Jason Fyles
Image caption Jason Fyles was last seen at his friends' address in Newcastle after a night out

Concern is growing over the wellbeing of a missing Newcastle teenager.

The brother and sister of Jason Fyles, 19, have now appealed for him to come home.

The Newcastle University student, originally from Southport in Merseyside, was last seen in the Sandyford area of Newcastle at 02:45 BST on 16 May.

In a plea to their brother, Shaun and Kimberley Fyles said: "Love you, miss you - please come home."

The last message posted from Jason Fyles' Twitter account at 19:03 BST on 15 May appeared to show him appealing for help.

He spent the night socialising in Newcastle city centre, before visiting a friends' address in the early hours, where he was last seen.

Police said his disappearance was "out of character" and they are now retracing his steps on the evening he disappeared.

Supt Andy McDyer, of Northumbria Police, said: "Tonight officers will be talking to people in the city centre bars and asking them if they remember seeing Jason last week, or think they may have seen him since.

"We need to piece together a picture of Jason's movements on the night he went missing and officers will be handing out leaflets with his picture on."

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