A WOMAN missing from her Blandford home has been found.

As reported, police launched a search for Shannon Smith, 19, after she left her house sometime between 3am and 6.30am on Friday.

Officers spoke of their concerns for the "vulnerable teenager" and said she had left without a phone.

This evening, a spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "Following enquiries by officers, she has been located in the London area.

“We would like to thank all those who shared our appeal and officers from the Metropolitan Police who assisted in our efforts to find Shannon.”