A distraught mum is appealing to the Accrington community to help find her son who has been missing for four months.
Ciaron Nuttall, 19, vanished four months ago and has not been seen or heard of since.
His mum Ann Marie Walls said a friend told her Ciaron was spotted in Accrington recently.
Police followed up the lead but there still remains no trace of the 19-year-old from Royton who went missing in March.
Ann Marie, 40, has Ciaron’s bank debit card and passport an fears her son may never turn up alive.
In a direct plea to the community of Accrington she said: "Can you help us search for him? I just want him home. He has missed a lot of things like Mother and Father’s day, mine and his nan’s birthday and the birth of his cousin.
"I cannot get on with my life without him, everyone misses him so much and we are so worried.
"If anyone in Accrington sees him I would ask them to remember this picture and speak to him to ask if it’s him.
"A friend of my friend was convinced she saw Ciaron in Accrington but he may well have changed his appearance and have more facial hair now."
Ciaron, who lived with his mum, brother, and step-dad Steve on Charcon Walk, Royton, was last seen on nearby Cardigan Street, Royton, at 10am on March 5.
He was reported as missing on March 10 when he failed to return home after staying with a friend following a minor row with his mum.
None of his wide circle of friends in Royton or Rochdale, where he used to live, have heard a thing from Ciaron since then.
His phone, bank account and Facebook page have not been accessed since either.
In June Great Manchester Police issued information saying Ciaron may be living in Bacup, Rossendale. But nothing materialised.
Ann Marie said: "It’s four months and we've heard nothing. Sleeping at night is a problem. And if I hear the phone or the door go, I am convinced it is him, only for it not to be. I can’t go on like this."
His brother Tom, 22, said: "We don’t know what to think and just feel so helpless."
Despite extensive CCTV searches police are no closer to finding out what has happened to Ciaron.
More than 1,500 people have also joined Facebook groups backing the search and offering support to his family.
A GMP spokesman said: "There is no update regarding Ciaron’s whereabouts. We are hoping appeals from his mum might help."
Ciaron is white, 5ft 9, of slim build with short brown hair and has links to Oldham and Rochdale and family members in Wigan.
Anyone with information can call the major incident team on 0161 856 2446, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.