An appeal has been issued to trace a 16-year-old boy missing from Co Kildare since yesterday.

Nathan Mulligan was last seen on the Dublin Road in Athy at around 12.30pm.

He is described as being 1.77m (5'10") in height with brown eyes and black hair, shaved at the sides.

When last seen Nathan was wearing a black t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

Gardaí say they are concerned for Nathan's welfare and have appealed to anyone with information to contact Kildare Garda Station on 045 527730, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

Update: Nathan has been located safe and well.