Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a missing teenager.

Brendan McFarlane who is 16-years-old has been missing from the Rossendale area since Tuesday.

A police spokesperson said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a male who is missing from the Rossendale area.

"Brendan was last seen at 11pm on Tuesday August 6 and is described as 6ft tall, of stocky build with short ginger hair and ginger stubble.

"It is unknown what clothing Brendan was wearing at the time of his disappearance."

An appeal has now been launched to try and help find Brendan and anyone with any information that could assist the police are asked to contact them on 101 quoting log number 0619 of August 7.