A TEENAGER who vanished from East Ayrshire has been traced by police.

Simba Pemhenai was found after disappearing from Kilmaurs on Wednesday.

The 15-year-old schoolboy had lived in the area for a week after moving up from Liverpool. 

A police spokesperson said: "Following our earlier appeal Simba Pemhenai aged 15, who had been reported missing from Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, has been traced safe and well."