Police are searching for an 11-year-old boy who went missing this evening from his Palmerston North home.

Kiani Beamsley-Varu left his home in Westbrook wearing a long-sleeved top and shorts and has not made contact with anyone since 7pm.

He may also be wearing a white cap.

Police are concerned for his wellbeing and have asked the public to call 111 if they see him.