Police Scotland are requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing 16-year-old.

Ashawn Studholme has been missing since Monday and it is believed he is possibly travelling to the Edinburgh City Centre area and has links to London and as such is likely to be using public transport.

Ashawn is a black Scottish male, 5’7” tall, slim build, with short dark hair. When reported missing he was known to be wearing a black skip cap, black jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

Police Scotland said: “Anyone with any information about Ashawn and/or his whereabouts is encouraged to contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 3248 24th May.”