A thirteen-year-old girl has gone missing from her home in Carlisle, prompting a police appeal.

Cumbria Police today confirmed they are looking for Stella Stuart, who lives in Carlisle but has family and friends in the Newcastle area.

It is believed she may now be in that area.

She is white, with very long ginger hair and a thin build.

Stella was last seen wearing a white, striped top, blue jeans and white trainers.

She has numerous piercings on both ears and nose.

Anyone who sees Stella or who has any information which might assist police is asked to contact police on 101.