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Police mount overnight search for missing teenager

Ryan Evans
Ryan Evans was last seen yesterday afternoon Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

There is growing concern for a missing teenager from Talsarn near Lampeter. Ryan Evans, 13, was last seen leaving his home at around 3:30pm yesterday. He did not return home last night which, his family say, is out of character.

Ryan is described as 5’6”, of stocky build, with collar-length dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a biscuit coloured t-shirt, socks but no shoes.

Police and mountain rescue teams have been searching for Ryan overnight. Anyone with information is urged to call Dyfed Powys Police on 101 or 0845 330 2000.

Project aims to support missing people and families

Hywel Thomas from the Big Lottery Fund told ITV News it's hope the money will enable Missing People provide support to those who have left home and their families.

The 'After Missing' project will provide:

  • a support service for people who have returned home after being missing and their families via phone, text and email

  • referral routes to enable people to access services more easily

  • improved partnership working with police and other agencies

  • publicity opportunities to help find missing people.

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Charity gets £500k to support Wales' missing people

The Missing People charity has been given a grant to support missing people who have returned home. Credit: PA

The Missing People charity is set to get a £500,000 grant to help support people who have been reported missing after they return home.

According to Welsh Police Authorities 13,390 people were reported missing in Wales in 2011/12. Of those, 39 per cent went missing again the same year.

The Big Lottery fund has awarded the charity a grant over three years to provide support to adults and children in Wales who've been missing and to their families after they have been found.

The majority of those reported missing are children and young people. The 'After Missing' support project aims to help previously missing people and their families come to terms with their experiences and reduce the likelihood of them leaving again.

Rachel Elias, the sister of missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards is supporting the charity Credit: PA

Rachel Elias, the sister of the former Manic Street Preachers' guitarist Richey Edwards - who will have been missing for 20 years next year - has given her support to the 'After Missing' support project funded by the Big Lottery.

John Rose, Director Wales at the Big Lottery Fund said: "Whilst relatives and friends will undoubtedly experience great relief when a loved one returns those thoughts can be replaced by anxiety and guilt - questions of how and why and self-blame and concerns that it could happen again."

Concern for missing teenager on medication

Police say they are concerned about Nida Ul-Naseer . Credit: Gwent Police

Police in Newport are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of 18 year-old Nida Ul-Naseer who has been missing from her Linton Street address since Saturday December 28th.

She was last seen at the address at approximately 8pm and was wearing blue jeans and a black top. Nida is of Asian -Pakistani appearance and has long dark hair, is slim and is five feet three inches tall.

Police are concerned for her welfare as she hasn't taken her medication with her and is likely to become anaemic without it.

If anybody knows of her whereabouts they are asked to call 101 and quote log number 448 28/12/13

Twitter appeal to find Gianni Sonvico

The appeal for information to find Gianni Sonvico has taken to Twitter. Gianni's sister, Maya, has promoted the hashtag #findgianni as a way of making more people aware.

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PLEASE RT to help police find Gianni Sonvico, missing since Friday & very out of character #findgianni Thank you x http://t.co/nfcnvOYJ9H

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