Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a 12-year-old girl who has been reported missing for the third time since September.

Catherine Mitchell, was last seen at her home address in Holly Way, Mitcham, at 4.30am yesterday (Saturday, April 12).

She is described by police as a light skinned black female, 5ft 3ins and skinny.

She has frizzy dark brown hair often pushed back in a hair band. She was wearing light "peach" trousers and a navy blue hooded top, police said.

It is the third time she has been reported missing after previous appeals were issued last year in September and December when she disappeared from Kingston.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Missing People 116 000.