Police have launched an appeal to find two teenage girls who went missing on Friday.

Shadia Browne, 15 and friend Franchesca Nti, 14, were last seen together on Friday, January 24 in the Leyton area.

Police say they are increasingly concerned for the girls welfare and are calling for them to return home or get in touch with family.

The girls are described as black and approximately 5ft 6ins tall. It is not known what the girls are wearing.

There is a possibility the girls could visit neighbouring borough Hackney.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit at Waltham Forest on 020 3276 0989/0927 or via 101.