Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who went missing from her home after Christmas.

Jasmine Bouchani, who lives with her family in Sandy Lane, Walton, was last seen at about 10am on Thursday, December 29.

She contacted a friend but has not returned home or been in touch with her family since last week.

Officers from Surrey Police’s missing persons unit have been unable to locate Jasmine, despite an extensive search carried out in conjunction the Metropolitan Police.

Elmbridge police said they are now “growing increasingly concerned” about her safety and are appealing to members of the public to help trace her.

The teenager is known to spend time with friends in Richmond, Kingston, Hampton Wick and Twickenham, as well as parts of south London.

She is white with short black hair and green eyes and is about 5ft 2in. She was wearing a black leather jacket and knee-high red Doc Marten boots when she went missing, and was carrying a green and yellow checked shoulder bag.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Jasmine should call Surrey police on 101, quoting reference M/11/1270, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.