SEARCHES have been launched for a ‘vulnerable’ 14-year-old boy after he was last seen six days ago.

Dylan Guadagno was reported missing having last been seen in Charminster Road at around midday on Thursday, April 4.

Now, officers are appealing to the public for information to help to find Dylan.

He is described as five feet five inches tall and of slim build with short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing dark blue and black clothing.

Sergeant Guy Nicholas, of Dorset Police’s Missing Person Support Team, said: “Dylan is a vulnerable young person and we are keen to find him and make sure he is safe and well.

“I am appealing to anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to please contact us.

“I would also like to appeal directly to Dylan to please make contact with us or your family and let us know where you are. You are not in any trouble, we just want to check that you are OK.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Dylan's whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240050173.