Parents are appealing for their son to come home after he went missing two days before Christmas.

George Patterson, 12, is understood to have had a row with family and left his father’s home in Blunts Hall Road, Witham, at about 1.30pm yesterday.

He did not have a mobile phone or money.

He was last seen running down the River Walk near Asda, off Highfields Road.

George’s worried parents said he was not in trouble, they just want him to come home.

He was wearing red chinos, a blue fleece and brown shoes and a black and green baseball cap.

George has mousey brown hair and a diamond earring in one ear.

Anyone who sees him should call police on 101.