Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing South Shields teenager.
Fourteen-year-old Mark Miller, from Ebor Street, South Shields has not been seen since Monday at Park View School.
He is of medium build, 5ft 6in tall, with short brown hair.
When last seen he was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a black fleece jacket and blue and yellow Adidas trainers.
It is believed he may be sleeping rough in the South Tyneside area.
Officers are appealing for Mark to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, ext 69191, quoting reference number M003540/15, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.