Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 12-year-old from New Addington.

Tia Sharp was last seen leaving her grandmother’s house at about midday yesterday (Friday).

She said she was going to the Whitgift Centre in Croydon town centre, but has not been seen since.

Tia is described as white, slim build, 4ft 5in tall and wearing glasses.

She was last seen wearing a yellow bandeau top over a white bra with visible cross straps, light grey leopard skinned leggings and black and pink Nike high top trainers.

Police believe Tia had a small amount of cash with her, but no Zip card (Oyster) and she did not have her mobile phone.

Tia is known to frequent the Croydon Mitcham and Wimbledon areas.

Anyone who has seen Tia or knows of her whereabouts should call Merton Police on phone number 101, quoting reference 12MIS025216.