A teenage girl with recently shaved eyebrows who has links to Blackburn is missing.

Police are concerned for the 18-year-old's welfare as she hasn't been seen since late on Monday evening.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenage girl missing from Preston.

"Emily Bannister, 18, was last seen in the Brindle Road area of the city at 10.15pm on June 22.

"Emily is white, with black/red hair and has recently shaved her eyebrows off.

"She was last seen wearing black leggings with a white Puma logo, a black bubble jacket with a thick fur hood and black Nike trainers."

It is believed Emily has links to Preston and Blackburn.

Police are now appealing to anyone who sees Emily or has information on where she may be, to get in touch.

The spokesperson said: "We would also urge Emily herself to contact us if she sees this appeal."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1591 of June 22.

For any immediate sightings dial 999.