The mother of missing Leyland teenager Anthony Stubbs, has made an emotional appeal for her son to come home for Christmas.

Anthony left his home on Leyland Lane just before 1pm on Sunday, November 25. He intended to go to his mother’s address at nearby Southbrook Road but never arrived.

The last confirmed sighting of Anthony was on Leyland Lane near to the Seven Stars public house at 12.55pm that day, but no one has seen him since.

Mum Denise Machin said: “Christmas is a time for family and all I want is for Anthony to come home. It is his daughter Lily’s first Christmas and his little brother Oscar is missing him - he should be here to celebrate with his family."

Anthony is slim, clean shaven, with blue eyes and around 5 feet 9 inches tall. His natural hair colour is mousey brown although he dyes it black which is usually worn with a swept fringe to the right or flicked up at the front. He wears braces on his teeth and has a pierced left ear in which he wears a stud or a cross.

When he was last seen wearing blue jeans with a blue and black jacket and light brown boots and carrying a black and blue messenger type shoulder bag. Anthony has connections to the Manchester, Bolton and Blackpool areas.

Detective Inspector John Entwisle said: “Anthony has not made any contact with either his friends or family which is very much out of character. He has a three month old baby at home who we know he must miss and our main aim is to locate Anthony safe and well, and bring him home to his family for Christmas.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen Anthony or might know where he is to come forward and contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.