Teens spark police hunt

POLICE are calling for help tracing a Halstead teenager who went missing with three friends on Monday.

Ricky Newman, 14, of Factory Lane East, was last seen at Hythe Hill railway station in Colchester at 8.30pm, with Jessica Abbott, 13, Sasha Papple, 14, and Jordan Fugeman, 14, all from Braintree.

Ricky is white, 5ft 5in tall, of heavy build, with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a diamond earring in his left ear and was wearing a hooded jumper with white or cream chinos and Nike trainers.

Jessica was wearing a cream jacket with denim hotpants, Sasha a smiley face T-shirt and jeans, and Jordan a purple hooded jumper with a cap and denim shorts.

The group are not thought to be in danger but police are asking them to get in touch with officers and their parents.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.