A MAJOR search was launched for a missing teenage girl on Sunday night.

The teenager was reported missing in the Chalbury area near Wimborne at 6.12pm.

Officers attended and carried out searches of the area with assistance from the NPAS helicopter.

Dorset Search and Rescue (DorSAR), Wessex 4x4 Response and Dorset Search Dogs also attended to assist.

Dorset Police said the girl was found safe and well at around 10pm on Sunday night.