AN APPEAL has been made to find a teenager missing from her Basildon home.

Lucy Hunter, 17, was reported missing on Tuesday July 2 and her family and police officers are concerned for her welfare.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "She has been missing before and we have been making our enquiries to locate her without success.

"Lucy is 5ft 6ins and could be carrying a beige handbag. She is known to frequent Basildon and Pitsea."

Anyone with information is asked to call Basildon police station on 101.