Police search for missing boy

JODY O'CALLAGHAN
Last updated 04:00 22/01/2014
Chinyanta Mfwembe Chinyanta
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MISSING: Chinyanta Mfwembe Chinyanta has not been in contact with family since January 7.

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Police are calling for information on a teenager who has been missing for two weeks.

Christchurch boy Chinyanta Mfwembe Chinyanta, 14, has not been in contact with family since leaving his Sydenham home on January 7.

The Zimbabwe-born boy has lived in New Zealand for five years, and speaks English well, senior constable Andrew Ross said.

''At this stage we do not have any specific fears for his safety. He has gone missing before, and there have been sightings of him in the past two weeks," he said.

"However it is of concern to police and to his family that he has not been in touch with family members for this length of time.''

Chinyanta had been seen in recent days at Time Zone in Westfield Mall, Riccarton, and on a bus travelling towards Halswell, Ross said.

He was also known to hang out at The Palms, Shirley, and in the vicinity of the Linwood Ave-Buckleys Road intersection.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Constable Ross on (03) 363 2543, or Christchurch police on (03) 3637400.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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