UPDATE: Anita Koshy has now been found 

Concerns grow after a 15-year-old girl has been reported missing in Benfleet.

Anita Koshy was reported missing today as Essex Police are appealing for help to find her.

She is described as Asian, 5ft 4ins tall with long, black hair and glasses.

She was last seen wearing a white top, black trousers and black-and-white trainers.

Police also described her having a black handbag and a grey leather duffel bag with orange handles.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Anita may have travelled to London by train late afternoon and we’d ask anyone who may have travelled at the time to call us if they saw Anita.

"If you’re with her, know where she is or have any information that could help us find her, call 999 and quote incident 852 of 14 June. "