Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy who left his New Plymouth home in a distressed state with no shoes on.

Raefon Adams, left in the early hours of this morning.

He is described as Maori, of medium build, about 170cm tall and was wearing tie-dyed, mid-thigh length shorts, black long-sleeved T-shirt with white writing on the front, and black socks with no shoes.

Anyone who has seen Raefon or know where he is, is asked to contact New Plymouth Police on (06) 759 5500.