Philip Harris disappearance: how West Bromwich teenager would look today

Computer-generated images of how teenager who vanished 23 years-ago have been released by police on International Missing Children’s Day

Police investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old boy 23 years ago have released a computer-generated image of what he might look like today.

Phillip Harris vanished after telling his foster parents he was going to spend the night at a friend’s house.

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Despite media appeals in Birmingham and Manchester, where he had family ties, there have been no confirmed sightings of Phillip since he left his home in St Eleanors Close, West Bromwich, on the morning of July 28, 1999.

Last month officers spent three weeks searching a house in St Paul’s Road, Smethwick, but drew a blank.

Police have now released a computer generated image of Phillip as a 38-year-old man in a desperate bid to solve the mystery.

Forensic artist images of Phillip Harris showing what he might look like now, 23 years after he went missing from West Bromwich

Detective Sergeant Andrew Padmore said: “The investigation into Phillip’s whereabouts remains very much open.

“We have released these images, in the hope that someone may recognise him, or it will trigger a memory for someone to come forward with any information.

“Any information, no matter how small it may seem, may really help our investigation, so we urge anyone to contact us.

“Phillip’s family continue to miss him terribly and my team and I are committed to finding Phillip to solve the mystery of what has happened to him.

“Today, International Missing Children’s Day, is a reminder of all the young children that have gone missing and our continued efforts to get answers for their families, as well as raising awareness for child safety.”

Phillip was just 15-years-old when we went missing from Sandwell in 1999

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