A 'MISSING' teenager was raped in Bournemouth town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to police.

Officers were called to reports of a concern for the welfare of a 17-year-old girl just before 1.30am, it has been reported.

Half an hour later call handlers received a call from the "very distressed" girl saying she had been raped at a property in the town centre.

Dorset Police said the girl was being supported by specially-trained officers and inquiries were ongoing.