Police are appealing for help to locate a missing child.
Van Nang Nguyan, who is 14 and originally from Vietnam, has not been seen since Wednesday, September 7.
He is around 5ft 4ins-tall, of slim build and has short dark hair.
He has links to the Gateshead area and officers are concerned for his welfare.
Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Van is asked to contact police on 101 as soon as possible.