Authorities are appealing for help in their search for a Leatherhead woman who was reported missing after leaving Epsom General Hospital.

28-year-old Sophie Smith was last seen leaving Epsom General Hospital just after midnight this morning (Thursday, May 27).

A statement released by the police who are helping coordinate the search for Sophie offered the following description:

"Sophie is described as around 5ft 2 inch in height with long brown hair worn up in a clip.

"She was last seen wearing a black jacket with a fur lined hood with colourful pyjama bottoms and black Adidas trainers.

"We believe she may be in Reigate and could be travelling via train."

If you’ve seen Sophie or have any information which could help police find her, contact them via the Surrey Police website, or calling 101, and quoting PR/45210054783 via.

Alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.