POLICE hunting a missing 13-year-old boy say he may be staying in the Dudley area.

Jacob Butler disappeared from his home in Stockport on April 4 and despite extensive enquiries in Dudley he is yet to be found.

The boy, who has been missing before, is described as white, four-feet-ten, with short straight dark brown hair. Jacob is of slim build and has a gold stud in his left ear as well as a silver stud in his lower lip.

It is thought he could be wearing a blue Addidas tracksuit and a blue T-shirt with yellow writing.

PCcGraham Lowe, from West Midlands Police, said: “We are appealing for Jacob and anyone who knows where he is staying to contact us and let us know he is safe and well."

Anyone with any information should contact Dudley Police on 101 or the independent charity Missing People on 116 000.