The family of a teenage boy are increasingly concerned for his safety as he has been missing for a week.
Isaiah Lester was last seen on Tuesday, July 20 and despite repeatedly attempts to call him, his family say his phone has been turned off.
He lives in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire but his family say he has connections across London.
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His sister, C heneile, 23, told My London: “This is v ery out of character.
“He would let me know normally what he was doing. But since Tuesday his phone has been off completely.
“We are such a close family. Especially as siblings, the five of us. It’s such a surprise that he hasn’t contacted any of us.”
His sister confirmed that Isaiah lives in a shared house in Hemel Hempstead but his family is based on East London and has friends in Leyton, Stratford and Newham.
Isaiah is the second oldest of five siblings.
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His sister Cheneile added: “Our mum is really worried and we just want him to come home. We’re not angry.
“If he’s got into something there’s no reason to run away.
“He’s only 17 where’s he going to go with no money? We want him to be safe.”
Police said: “Isaiah is 5ft4ins and of slim build. He is believed to be carrying a dark rucksack.
“Anyone who has seen him is urged to get in touch with Hertfordshire Police or all 999.”