CONCERN is growing for the welfare of a Wirral teenager who was reported earlier this week.

Alex Crotty was last seen in Wallasey at 2pm on Tuesday. 

The 15-year-old is 5' 8", of slim build, with short brown hair, blue eyes and a goatee.

When he went missing, Alex is believed to have been wearing a hooded wind-breaker, black combat trousers, dark grey trainers and a long black coat with a fur hood.

He is known in the Leasowe, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Prenton, Oxton, Moreton, Tranmere.

If you have seen Alex or have any information, contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook, or call 101.

You can also pass information via the charity Missing People on 116 000.