A DISTRAUGHT mum whose 16-year-old son has been missing for nearly a month has made an emotional appeal for him to return home for Christmas.
Anthony Stubbs went missing after a disagreement at his home on November 25.
The teenager lives in Leyland but has friends in Blackpool.
His family, who say his disappearance is out of character, say they have faith he will not miss his three-month-old daughter Lily’s first Christmas and are urging anyone who may know where he is to let them know he is safe.
His mum, Denise Machin, said: “Christmas will be empty, he brought life into our house.
“He had already made plans for Lily’s fist Christmas, he bought her a stocking with ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ on it.
“I know why he has gone and I want him to know he’s not in any trouble. Even if he is not ready to come home, let us know he is safe.”
It is understood Anthony could have friends in the gay community. He has no phone or money with him.
Det Sgt Richard Horton, from Lancashire Police, said: “We are aware he has some friends in Blackpool and he was looking to spend some leisure time there in the New Year.
“We would appeal if any of his friends have seen him for them to call police on 101.”