DUDLEY police are asking residents to help them find a Russells Hall teenager who has been missing from home for three weeks.

Ben Rollison, aged 15, was last seen at his home at 9am on Tuesday 3 July.

Four days later he was sighted on Dudley Street in Sedgley on Saturday 7 July, but has not been seen since.

He has been missing several times before but has always returned and this is the longest he has ever been away from home, prompting police to issue an appeal for help.

Inspector Simon Bradbury from Brierley Hill police station, said: "Ben has been missing for some time now and we're growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

"We've already done lots to try and find him and there have been a couple of sightings but we just want to know that he is safe and well. It really is time he went home."

Ben is described as white, 5'4" tall and of medium build.

He has short brown hair and blue eyes and speaks with a local accent.

At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a yellow t-shirt, black jacket and dark trainers.

Anyone who has seen Ben over the past two weeks or knows where he currently is should call police straight away on 101.