Mother's plea to missing Walsall teenager: Just call us

The heartbroken family of a teenager who has been missing for more than a fortnight has pleaded for him to get in touch, saying they all love and miss him.

Kurt Woolley
Kurt Woolley

Nineteen-year-old Kurt Woolley left his home in Walsall on July 30 to start a new job in Minehead, Somerset but has not been seen or heard from since.

His distraught mother and two sisters have pleaded with him to make contact with the family or his friends.

His mum Julia Woolley said: “We are not looking to drag him home, we just need to know he is safe.

"We are not angry and we need him to know he is not in any trouble.

"We love and miss him and don’t want him to be scared to get in touch."

The former Walsall Academy pupil, of Florence Street, Chuckery, was due to return home just three days after leaving to celebrate his birthday.

But he failed to come back and has not contacted anyone since leaving the area.

Kurt Woolley
Kurt Woolley

Mrs Woolley added: "He was excited to be going, a fresh start and a new job. The night before he left he said he would send pictures of the beach.

"When we didn’t hear from him to say he got there safe I was concerned but because he was expected home on the Saturday for his birthday party I just thought he would come through the door and say he had forgotten to pack his phone charger or typically lost his phone."

However, records show that Mr Woolley has not used his phone since he left. He has also not posted anything on Facebook or replied to any of his messages.

His sister Kerry, aged 21, said: "My mum is not eating or sleeping, we are all worried sick.

"So many factors just don’t make sense. He dotes on his younger sister and he promised her he would stay in contact. It is just not like him to disappear, he is never without his phone."

She added: "Thank you to everyone who has shared our appeal, please don’t stop, we just want to know where he is."

Pc Gareth Bushell, from Walsall Police, said: "Kurt had recently been on holiday to Somerset and told his family he’d managed to get a job while he was down there but it seems that may not be the case after all."

Mr Woolley is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build, with short dark brown hair, a beard, brown eyes, with a Black Country accent. He was wearing four loom band bracelets, a distinctive Batman bracelet and a silver beaded bracelet when he left home, and a small rucksack.

Anyone who may know of Mr Woolley’s whereabouts is asked to call Walsall Police on 101.