POLICE have been searching Saltdean, a coastal village in the city of Brighton for a teenager who went missing five days ago.

Owen Harding, 16, was last seen leaving his home address in Saltdean at around 7pm on Thursday, March 26.

He has not been in touch with any friends or family since then, and his disappearance is out of character.

Owen is described as white, about 5'9", of atheltic built, with short brown hair.

He normally wears white trainers, tracksuit trousers and a dark hoodie.

Residents in Saltdean and the surrounding areas are being urged to check any sheds or outbuildings, and contact police if they see him.


The police are urging the public to abide by government guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak and not to put anyone else at risk.

If anyone sees Owen or knows where he could be is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 1198 of 26/03.