Missing girl in Blackpool

POLICE are urgently appealing for help tracing a 14-year-old girl missing in Blackpool.

Charlotte Lewis was last seen at McDonalds opposite South Pier on Monday at around 9pm while on a trip from her home address in Ashton, Preston.

The youngster was described as white, 5ft 6in tall, of slim build and with straight, shoulder-length blond hair.

She was last seen wearing a cream jacket, white mini skirt and grey flat, slip-on shoes. She was also wearing earrings and rings on her fingers.

Insp Mark Bridgeworth, of Preston Police, said: "We are growing increasingly concerned for Charlotte's welfare as she has been missing for more than 12 hours and is not thought to have any money or a mobile phone with her.

"We would appeal for anyone who may have seen anyone matching her description to urgently get in touch or for Charlotte herself to call us and let us know she is safe."

Anyone with information can contact police on (01772) 203203 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.