An urgent appeal has been issued after a teenager has gone missing.

Police are concerned for her welfare and are asking people to contact them is they see her.

A spokesman for Cumbria police said: "We are appealing for the public’s help to locate missing 16-years-old Megan Buchanan from Wigton.

"She was last seen yesterday afternoon (Oct 12) on Strand Road, Carlisle.

"She is described as 5ft 2ins, of slim build, with a fair complexion and dark brown hair. She was wearing a black jacket, black trousers and black shoes"

Police are concerned for Megan’s welfare and are asking for anyone who has seen her or has information on her whereabouts to contacts them on 101.

The police would also ask Megan, if she sees this appeal, to contact them directly on 101 to let them know she is safe and well.