POLICE have appealed for help to trace a woman who has been missing from her Bournemouth home for several days.

Katie Hunt, 27, was last seen in the Westbourne area at around 8.15pm on Friday january 8.

Now concerns have been raised for her welfare.

She is described as white, around five feet six inches tall and of medium build with long brown hair. Katie was last seen wearing a brown waterproof coat, red and black tartan leggings and grey Vans shoes.

Inspector Greg Tansill, of Bournemouth police, said: "We are concerned for Katie’s welfare as she has not returned to her accommodation for a number of days and has not been seen by her family. We are keen to locate her to ensure she is all right.

"I am appealing to anyone with information as to her whereabouts, or who sees a woman matching the description given, to please contact us.

"I would also appeal to Katie directly if you see this appeal – please make contact with us or your family and let us know where you are as we just want to check that you are safe and well."

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55210003747, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.