Police are appealing for help to locate 16-year-old Ellie Williams who was last seen yesterday evening and may be travelling to Smethwick

Gloucestershire Constabulary is appealing for information that may help to locate the teenage girl who has been reported missing from Gloucester.

16-year-old Ellie Williams was last seen on Waddington Way in Kingsway at 7pm last night and has not returned since which has caused concerns for her welfare.

She is described as being 5ft 10ins tall, of a heavy build, wears glasses and has very long red hair.

When last seen she was wearing black leggings, a black crop top, dark blue Nike jacket, light pink handbag and pink trainers.

It is believed that Ellie may have travelled to the Smethwick area and officers are liaising with colleagues at West Midlands Police.

Anyone who has seen Ellie since last night or knows of her whereabouts is asked to please call 101 quoting incident 465 of 17 May. If seen at the time of calling please dial 999.

Alternatively information can be given to the Missing People Charity by calling 116 000 or online via https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/