A MISSING teenager is believed to be in the Colwyn Bay area.

North Wales Police is appealing for information on the whereabouts of Joshua Gould.

Police said Joshua has been missing from his foster placement in Prestatyn since April 22 and is believed to be sleeping rough in the Colwyn Bay area, and "hanging around with associates" during the day.

Joshua is 5’7 tall, medium build, will have a Black Firetrap Cap on and dressed is believed to be dressed in a Black North Face Hoodie, Black Nike pants with a white stripe on each leg.

Police said that based on recent sightings her described as being in a "dishevelled" state.

Joshua has a shaved head on the back and sides with brown/red curly hair on top.

If you see him or have any information that may assist in locating Joshua please contact North Wales Police on 101 or alternatively via North Wales Police online web chat.