A HEARTFELT plea has been made for the safe return of a Leamington teenager missing for almost a month.
Ahmed Ramadan Hamad was last seen leaving his home address in St Margarets Road around 2.30pm on Saturday (July 9).
The 15-year-old is described as being of stocky build, 5ft tall with black hair and brown eyes.
He was thought to be wearing a black zip-up jacket, light blue jeans and white boot style shoes – possibly hi-top trainers at the time of his disappearance.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for his safety and would like to hear from anyone that may have seen Ahmed, who is believed to have links to Birmingham, Teddington in Middlesex and the Edgware Road and Marble Arch areas of central London.
His foster mother, who he affectionately calls ‘Mom’, said: “I know Ahmed to be a very sociable and friendly young man who gets on with everyone he meets. He has a good group of friends who are all missing him.
“He works hard at school and appears to be doing very well and I would hate to think of him missing out on the final stretch of his education when he has put so much effort into it.
“Ahmed loves to play football at the park and has always wanted to join the gym. As soon as he is old enough, I want to arrange that with him but we need him to get in touch so we can do this together.
“He has such a healthy appetite and I have always loved cooking for him, meal times are not the same without Ahmed here.
“I am missing him and am worried about where he is and what he is doing. I need to know that he is safe and well and is being cared for properly.
“I have been staying downstairs at night in case he comes back and knocks on the window.
“Mustafa, the other young person in our family, is also very worried about him and wants him to come home.
“I am anxious for Ahmed to get in touch with me, firstly so that I can make sure he is safe and well but secondly to look at what we can do, to encourage him to come back home. Ahmed is not in any trouble.
“Those missing Ahmed most are our three little dogs, Stanley, Big Pug and Ronnie, who he affectionately calls ‘Baby’.
“Our family has a huge hole in it and we want him to come home so that it can be complete again.”
Anyone with information about Ahmed’s whereabouts is asked to call police on 101.