Police are searching for a 17-year-old girl who went missing on New Year's Day.

Ellie Paddick, from Waltham Abbey, was last seen at a relatives home in Chesthunt on Monday, January 1.

She is described as 5ft 2ins tall, with very long auburn hair. She also has links to Hertfordshire and north London. 

Essex Police say officers investigating her disappearance say they and Ellie's family are both growing increasingly concerned for her welfare. 

  • Anyone who sees Ellie, or knows where she is, is asked police at Loughton on 101