Police have made an urgent appeal to the public to help them find an 11-year-old girl reporting missing in South Norwood.

Surrey Police say the young girl, Ellie Tibbs, has gone missing after disappearing from Walingham, Surrey, around lunchtime on Thursday, December 17.

But officers believe the 11-year-old was in the South Norwood area of Croydon at around 5pm on Thursday evening, and amy still be in the area.

In their urgent appeal, police said: "We’re worried about Ellie and want to make sure she’s safe and well.

"Ellie, if you are reading this, please make contact with us so we know that you are ok.

"You are not in any trouble, but we do want to hear from you."

If you don’t want to speak to police you can call or text the Missing People charity on 116 000.

Ellie is described as 5ft in height, of slim build with bright blonde hair in a high bun/ponytail.

She was last seen wearing her school uniform which is a navy blue jumper and skirt with tights.

If you’ve been in contact with Ellie or your child may’ve spoken to her, please let us know.

If you have any information which could help, please contact us crime reference number PR/45200133002 via:

  • Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk
  • Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
  • Calling us on 101

If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.