Police are becoming ‘increasingly concerned’ for the welfare of a missing teenager.

Angjela Ahmetaj, 14, was last seen at her home in Chigwell on the morning of Tuesday, August 19.

She has made no contact with her family since yesterday and police are now appealing for any of her friends to call officers if they have any information about her whereabouts.

Enquiries are being carried out in the Epping Forest area and also in the central and east London areas, where Angjela is known to have friends.

Angjela is described as white, of slim build with dark long straight hair and around 5 ft tall.

She was last seen wearing a short black leather jacket, jeans and black leopard print trainers.

Angjela is also known to friends as Ela Collett.

Anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101.