Police are appealing for help in finding a missing teenager from south west London.

Julia Skala reportedly left her home in Mitcham at 1pm on Monday, January 8.

She was wearing a black North Face jacket, black trousers, and white Nike trainers.

Police say she was carrying a black Nike rucksack.

The 16-year-old was reported missing in the morning of January 9 and an investigation was launched.

Police have been looking at CCTV from the area and carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

If you have seen Julia, call police on 999 quoting the reference 24MIS000879.

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Share non-urgent information by calling 101.

Superintendent Josh Laughton, from the local policing team in south-west London, said: "Julia's family have told us it is unusual for her to be away from home for this long.

“While there's no evidence to suggest she has come to harm, we are growing increasingly concerned about her welfare.

"We use a range of tactics to trace the movements of a missing person, however despite our enquiries, we still have no indication of where she is.

"Julia has links to Lambeth, Camden and Islington.

“It's likely she would have travelled by public transport.

“I would ask anyone who thinks they may have seen her over the past week to come forward immediately."