Police have found a 15-year-old girl who was missing from her south Essex home after police carried out "exhaustive enquiries".

Essex Police had issued an appeal for the public's help to find the girl who was missing from her home in Chadwell St Mary.

Anyone who had seen her was urged to call police immediately on 101.

Now, police have thanked members of the public for their help after the girl was found.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We are pleased to confirm that [the 15-year-old girl] who was missing from Chadwell St Mary has now been found. 

"Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal."