Police hunt for three witnesses as fears grow for missing 17-year-old

Police launch hunt for three key witnesses as fears grow for missing 17-year-old boy who has not been seen for four days

  • Ahmed Mukhtar, 17, was last seen near the Centre for Life, Newcastle, last Friday
  • Ahmed’s family are growing increasingly concerned for the teenager’s welfare
  • Northumbria Police is now trying to find three witnesses who may have seen him 

Police are looking for three key witnesses as fears grow for the welfare of a missing 17-year-old boy who was last seen four days ago.

Ahmed Mukhtar was last seen near the Centre for Life in Newcastle at around 2.40am on Friday.

The teenager is thought to have been dropped off near the science venue by a taxi after being picked up near his home in the west of the city.

Ahmed’s family reported him missing on Saturday morning and are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Ahmed Mukhtar, 17, was last seen in Newcastle in the early hours of Friday morning, police are now appealing for three witnesses to come forward and assist with their search

Earlier today Northumbria Police said it had reviewed local CCTV and asked for ‘three potential key witnesses who could with our investigation’ to contact officers.

The three people are described as a male with his hood up, a person walking with a rucksack and a person walking their dog.

Each of them was walking in the same area at around the same time Ahmed was dropped off by taxi.

Detective Chief Inspector Angela Hufton, of Northumbria Police, said: ‘We know the descriptions are vague but we believe the witnesses will know who they are as the city would have been very quiet at the time.

‘It is believed Ahmed could have been heading in the direction of the Redheugh Bridge and any information could assist our investigation.’

CCTV near the Centre for Life in Newcastle recorded a male with his hood up, a person walking with a rucksack and a person walking their dog at around the same time Ahmed was last seen

Ahmed is described as Asian, around 5ft 7in tall and black wavy hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black jumper, jeans and Timberland boots.

If you think you are one of these three witnesses, or think you know who they could be, then please contact us immediately.

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 quoting log 86 28/11/20 or online at the ‘Tell Us Something’ pages of our website.

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