A 9-year-old girl from Croydon has gone missing and police are appealing for help finding her.

Sinai Barnor was last seen wearing her school uniform, comprising a white shirt and grey skirt, at 8.05am yesterday (July 12) near her home in Croydon.

She is described as a 4ft tall black girl, of slim build, with dark hair in plaits.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said she is known to ride on buses but added officers are becoming increasingly concerned for her wellbeing.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000.