A teenage girl has been reported missing.

Sophie Hargreaves was last seen in Nelson on Tuesday evening.

The 14-year-old, who is from Brierfield, has links to Nelson and also Colne.

Police released an appeal to find her on Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing 14-year-old Sophie Hargreaves.

"Sophie, from Brierfield, was last seen in Nelson on Tuesday evening.

"She is 5ft 1ins tall, of slim build, with shoulder length dark brown hair.

"She was last seen wearing a black coat with fluffy hood, a white t-shirt, black leggings and white trainers.

"She has links to the Nelson and Colne areas."

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log reference 1531 of February 18.