A desperate search has been launched for an "extremely vulnerable" schoolboy who disappeared on Friday night.

Eleven-year-old John Connors went missing in the Park End area of Middlesbrough, Cleveland Police have said.

The force has sent out multiple tweets appealing for help in bringing the child home safely.

Police said John is "dependent on medication which he hasn't taken for two days".

He has connections to Park End, North Ormesby, Berwick Hills and Pallister Park.

The child was last seen wearing black Nike tracksuit bottoms and a jumper and black and orange Nike trainers.

A photo has also been shared showing John is white with red/brown hair.

Cleveland Police tweeted: "URGENT APPEAL to trace missing John Connors, 11.

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Police have shared multiple appeals

"Last seen in the Park End area of #Middlesbrough last night, Fri 7th May wearing black bottoms/ jumper & black/orange Nike trainers."

A second one added: "RE APPEAL - John Connors, 11, is still missing! He is extremely vulnerable/ dependent on medication which he hasn't taken for 2 days. Have you seen him?

"He has connections to the following areas of #Middlesbrough - Park End, North Ormesby, Berwick Hills & Pallister Park.

The Mirror has contacted Cleveland Police for further information.

Anyone with information regarding John's whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 072999.