A SEARCH is continuing for teenager Freddy who has been missing from his West Somerset home for more than a week.

Freddy, aged 17, left his family’s farm in Stolford, near Stogursey, at about 10 am on Tuesday, September 20, and has not returned.

He is 5 ft 9 ins tall, of slim build, with short brown hair, and when last seen he was wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans, and brown ankle boots.

His parents have issued a statement and new photographs of him in the hope of aiding the search for him.

They said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of our family, friends, neighbours, and people whom until this happened we had never met.

“We would like to say to you all – thank you.

“Thank you for the valuable time you have given us, your support, and your kindness.

“Police, coastguard, and search and rescue have been and continue to search extensively but so far despite all our best efforts, Freddy has still not been found.

“Those who know Freddy speak so well of him and say what a likeable, lovely, and insightful lad he is. We just wish that Freddy could hear these kind words too.

“This is an appeal to Freddy, to anybody who has seen Freddy, or knows of his whereabouts, to please make contact.

“Freddy, we miss you very much and want to know that you are safe and well.”

Police have appealed for anybody who may have seen him please to call 999 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222227588, and for anybody who might have information about where he could be to call 101 quoting the same reference.