A “vulnerable” 16-year-old girl has gone missing from New Malden.

Catherine Mitchell was last seen at 8am on Sunday, December 3.

She suffers from social anxiety, and her family is growing increasingly concerned for her safety.

Catherine is a light-skinned black girl, about 5ft 4, slim and with dark hair worn up.

She is believed to be wearing cream or beige clothing – a top, leggings, a hat and a scarf – and carrying a black shoulder bag and a patterned pink bag.

She is known to visit parks and open spaces.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Kingston police on 101, or call 999 in an immediate sighting, quoting reference 17MIS052521.