Police are appealing for help to trace a missing teenage girl from Mitcham.

Louise Hurley, 14, is believed to have last been seen at 9pm yesterday (Thursday, January 23) at a scout meeting in Mitcham Park Road and has not returned home.

She had previously been in Mitcham town centre at. 7.30pm, it is believed.

Officers are concerned for her safety and wellbeing.

Police said the disappearance is out of character for Louise, who has not been reported missing before.

She is described as white, about 5ft 5ins, with a slim build and shoulder length blond hair.

She was last seen wearing a black coat and black 'body warmer'.

Anyone who has seen Louise or who knows of her whereabouts are asked to call police at Wimbledon Police Station via 101.