Police are appealing for help to find a missing 13-year-old from Wearside.
Jack Kearns, from Hetton, may be in the Hartlepool area, police believe.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Police are appealing for help in tracing missing 13-year-old boy Jack Kearns, from Hetton-le-Hole in Houghton.
"He may possibly be in the Hartlepool area.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference number 868 02/03/17."