A YOUNG boy has been reported missing which has resulted in Essex Police launching a plea to find him.

Kimari Kelie, 12, was reported missing yesterday and has not been in contact with anyone since.

Kimari is described as black, 5ft 2inches tall with short black hair, and of slim build.

He was last seen wearing a blue top, black hoodie, grey jogging bottoms and black Nike trainers.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We're making enquiries to try to find him as we're concerned and want to make sure Kimari is okay.

"If you know where he is or have information that could help us find him, call 999 and quote incident 450 of March 24."

A photo of Kimari was not released by Essex Police.