The public have been asked for their help to find a teenager missing from Co Laois.

15-year-old Jason Collins was last seen in Mountmellick on Saturday 15 April.

He is described as being 1.65m (5'5) tall, of a medium build with black hair.

When last seen he was wearing grey shorts, a black T-shirt, grey Nike runners and a blue jacket.

It is believed he may be in the Dublin area.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057-8674100, the Garda Confidential line on 1800-66611 or any garda station.