Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of missing 17-year-old Finnian Layland-Stratfield who lives near Tintagel.

Finnian was last seen around 6pm on Saturday, July 8, and his rucksack was found by a walker on the cliffs above Hole Beach in Tintagel between 5pm and 5.30pm on Sunday July 9.

His family and the police are appealing to anyone with any information about his whereabouts, or who may have seen or heard from him since Saturday to contact the police.

Finnian is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall with a slim build. He has dark brown medium length hair with a long fringe.

He is clean shaven but has some fluffy facial hair. He has a black ear stretcher in his left ear, a tattoo NOAH 2005 on his left forearm and a tattoo of a Salamander on the rear of his right shoulder.

He was believed to be wearing a blue Superdry hoodie, grey/black jeans with holes in the knees and black army style boots and was carrying the rucksack which was khaki green in colour around two feet in length with pockets.

According to close family friend Olly Daglish, a business owner from Tintagel, many concerned friends and family are continuing to search for Finnian, and are starting to look further afield.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by phoning 101 or by emailing 101@dc.police.uk quoting incident number 844 of 09/07/17.