POLICE are searching for a missing teenage girl from Bournemouth and say they are “extremely concerned” for her.

Charlotte Mellars, 17, was reported missing at 4.06pm on Saturday, June 18, from Alumhurst Road in the Alum Chine area.

She was last seen at 12.55pm.

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She is described as white, five feet six inches tall, of slim build and with shaved brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black Hoodrich tracksuit with a slogan on.

It is possible she has an e-scooter with her.

Inspector Tracy Santoni, of Dorset Police, said: “Due to the passage of time that Charlotte has now been missing we are extremely concerned for her.

“As part of our enquiries, we have established that Charlotte may have been in the Poole area on Saturday evening and I would urge anyone who knows where she is, or has seen a girl matching the description given, to please contact Dorset Police immediately.

“Finally, I would like to make a direct appeal to Charlotte if you see this – please make contact with us or your family and let us know where you are as we just want to make sure you are all right.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Charlotte’s whereabouts can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:418.