Hunt on for missing foster home boy Charlie Cater from Harold Hill

�Police are appealing for help to find a teenage boy who has gone missing from his foster home in Collier Row.

Charlie Cater, 13, is staying with carers. He first ran away at 11am on February 26. Since then, he has been found a number of times and returned to the foster home.

He was last seen on Tuesday.

Charlie’s mum, who doesn’t want to be named, said: “He stayed at home for three hours and then jumped the kitchen window.

Walthamstow sighting

“He was last sighted in Walthamstow on Tuesday.

“I just want him to go back to his home. Things can be sorted out. I just want to know he is safe and well.”

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Charlie was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black leather PVC jacket and white Nike gear boots when he disappeared.

There have been several sightings of him in Harold Hill, Dagenham, Walthamstow and Barking. It is believed he is staying with friends.

n If you have seen Charlie, contact Romford Police’s Missing Persons Unit on the non-emergency number 101.