Missing South Tyneside teen last seen at Fellgate Metro Station has been found

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A teenager who was reported missing almost a week ago has now been found, Northumbria Police have confirmed.

Police thanked the public for their support as they announced that the 14-year-old had been located safe and well.

Reuben was reported missing from the West Boldon, South Tyneside, on Monday (June 17). However, he was seen three days later on Thursday (June 20) at Fellgate Metro Station in Jarrow.

He had not returned home, and police and his family were growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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He was reported to have links across the entire Northumbria Force area, but specifically to Newcastle. He was described as 5ft 9 in tall, of slim build, with short, curly black hair and facial hair on his chin.

Reuben was believed to be wearing black tracksuit bottoms, black Nike trainers and a black jacket. He was also thought to be wearing a chunky silver ring on his left hand.

Enquiries had been ongoing and anyone with information was asked to call Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference number NP-20240617-1054.