Missing teenager located - Newcastle

Saturday, 21 January 2023 04:16:58 PM

A teenager reported missing from Newcastle has been located safe and well.

The 16-year-old boy was last seen leaving a hospital at New Lambton Heights on Jacaranda Street, about 9.30pm last night (Friday 20 January 2023).

When he could not be located, officers attached to Newcastle City Police District were notified and immediately commenced inquiries to locate him.

Following inquiries, a geo-targeting SMS was sent out to the local area and a member of the public located the boy safe and well this afternoon (Saturday 21 January 2023). He has since been reunited with his family.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.