A TEENAGER has gone missing in Southend, sparking a police search.

Rebecca Anderson, 17, was last seen on Thursday, July 30, in Honeybee Glade, Rainham, but also has links to Kent and Croydon.

She has been described as being around 5ft 2in tall, slim, with long brown hair, and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie.  

Essex Police officers are concerned about Rebecca's welfare and have now launched an appeal to the public in a bid to find her.

Anyone who has seen her or has any information about where she is should call on 101.