Teenager missing from central west could be in Maitland

A teenager missing from the central west could be in Maitland, and police are asking for our help to find him.

15-year-old Joshua Drake was last seen leaving a River Road home at Coonabarabran, about 11.30pm on Monday 4 October 2021.

He was reported missing to officers attached to Orana-Mid Western Police District a short time later, who commenced inquiries to locate him.

Initial inquiries indicate Joshua was sighted about 100km from Coonabarabran at Coolah on Tuesday morning, before he is believed to have travelled to the Maitland area in a silver Mitsubishi Lancer.

Police and family hold concerns for Joshua’s welfare due to medical conditions which require treatment.

Joshua is described as being about 180cm tall, of slim build with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded jumper and black tracksuit pants.

Anyone who may have seen Joshua or has any information are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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