Missing teen not seen for more than 8 days and disappeared before holiday with pals

Dillon Duffy
-Credit: (Image: MEN Media)

A missing teenager who travelled hundreds of miles from home has gone missing without a trace. Police have launched a search for Dillon Duffy, 18, who disappeared from Manchester after his mum Donna dropped him at a local Asda, from where he was supposed to walk to his nearby workplace.

Instead, Donna revealed he never showed up and it's now believed he caught a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke before travelling to London's Euston Station.

Dillon was last spotted at the central London station roughly 200 miles from his home nearly a week ago, and his family have now launched an appeal in hopes he will be found, reports the Mirror.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Donna said the family has struggled to trace the teenager since he is believed to have arrived in London, with no sign of activity on social media. She said he has been classed as "low-risk" by police as he is 18, and that her family has built a social media campaign to help raise awareness of his disappearance.

-Credit:Donna Duffy
-Credit:Donna Duffy

She added that the disappearance was out of character and that she just wanted "to know where he is". Donna said: "This is why we're doing a lot of social media posts ourselves now.

"There's not much the police can do as he's an 18-year-old boy. But I'm just worried for my son, I just want to know where he is.

"We think he's got no money. There's been no activity on social media. There's been no bank transactions, nothing. It's like he's disappeared almost.

"I understand that he's an 18-year-old boy and he can do what he wants, but I just want him to reach out and tell me that he's safe. We're all just really worried."


His mum added that Dillon lives at home and would normally see his family every day, adding that he had a holiday booked to Zante with his mates next week. The Metropolitan Police has issued an appeal for any information relating to the teenager, with the service's Camden branch posting on social media.

The service said he was wearing a black hooded jacket, grey cap, black tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers when he was last seen, with Euston CCTV footage showing him in the getup. Dillon is described as being a white male of medium build who is around 5ft 9in tall.


He has "dirty blonde hair" that is cut "very short" and has a blanket emblazoned with a 'The Simpsons' design. Anyone who believes they may have seen Dillon has been asked to call the police non-emergency number at 101, and quote the reference number 01/491880/24.

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