Police are appealing to trace a missing 13-year-old girl who is missing from the Hartlepool area.

Shannen Alderson was last seen at around midday on Monday 28th October at an address on Leyburn Street, Hartlepool, and was in company with another girl of a similar age.

She is described as being 4ft 8” tall, of slim build, long, dark brown hair which would possibly be worn in a bun. She also wears black square framed glasses and was last seen wearing a blue Adidas jacket, black jeans, a white blouse ‘belly top’ and black and white trainers.

Shannen has connections to the Horden and Peterlee areas.

Anyone who may have seen her or may know of her whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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