POLICE in Sandwell are "concerned for the welfare" of a 16-year-old boy who has been missing for weeks.

Paul Willis has been missing from the Smethwick area since the evening of Friday January 17, when he left his home saying he was going out with friends.

A spokesman for Sandwell Police said: "Paul is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, is of a slim build and has short brown hair.

"We are concerned for his welfare.

"If you see him, call 101."