Police seek missing teen in Sheffield

Missing Alex West, aged 19.
Missing Alex West, aged 19.
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Fears are growing for the safety of a severely autistic teenager who went missing from Sheffield today.

Police want to find Alex West, aged 19, who went missing from the Morrisons supermarket car park at Penistone Road, Hillsborough, just before 1.15pm today.

Alex was visiting the city from Barnsley with his careworker.

A police spokeswoman said: “He does not know Sheffield, but officers believe he is still in the area as he did not have any money, a mobile phone or bus pass with him.”

Alex has never been missing before.

Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 999 and quote incident number 411 of today, May 23.