Katie Breen aged 13 has been missing since 9.30am this morning

We are keen to trace a County Durham teenager who has been reported missing from home. 

Katie Breen, aged 13, of Witton Road, Ferryhill, was last seen by a neighbour at 9.30am today.

 Katie is described as white, 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build, with long dark hair, probably tied back. When last seen she was wearing dark clothing and was carrying a dark-coloured backpack.

 Inspector Neil Fuller said: “We have serious concerns for Katie’s welfare and would urge anyone who thinks they have seen her or has any information regarding her whereabouts to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency on 101.

 “I would also urge Katie to make contact with her family to reassure them she is safe.”