By Rachael Grealish
The family of Leven Sopwith-Nicholson have released a statement, saying it’s ‘every parents worst fear’, as the appeal for the missing teen continues.
14-year-old Leven, from Ulverston, was last seen on Sunday, October 3, at 11:30pm and could’ve travelled anywhere within Cumbria or out of the area.
However, his parents say Leven ‘left the house in the middle of the night, on his own, in this awful weather, with no clothes, food, money or tent’.
Fiona and Toby, Leven’s mum and dad said: “We are nearly two days into not having Leven home, that is every parent’s worst fear.
“As a family, we love walking the fells and orienteering, that love has passed on to Leven.
“But that experience is very different to this; our child has left the house in the middle of the night, on his own, in this awful weather, with no clothes, food, money or tent.
“There is no one that Leven would go to stay with or visit, his passion is the countryside.
“We believe Leven only has shorts and a thin coat on, this is so concerning to us. You want your child to be warm and safe and this situation is far from that. The not knowing is the worst part.
“I can’t put into words how we are feeling, but the support we are receiving is helping us stay hopeful. We appreciate everyone who has helped by sharing the appeals or keeping an eye out for Leven.
“Please would everyone continue to share the police’s appeals, to help us find our child. Call the police even with the smallest detail it all might help. If you are out walking or driving please look out for him and call the police if you see him. Please help us find Leven.
“Leven, if you see this please, please come home. We all love you and need you home safely.”
Leven is described as 5ft 10ins of slim build with ginger curly hair and is believed to be wearing a grey raincoat (pictured above).
Police are urging anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact police on 101, quoting log number 30 of October 4.