Northumbria Police are seeking help to locate a missing 12-year-old girl from North Tyneside.

Lily Talbot was last seen at Hadrian Road Metro station in Wallsend at around 8.30pm on Saturday.

Lily is 5ft 9ins, of slim build with black hair. She was last seen wearing a white vest top with a black shiny puffa jacket and black leggings.

It is believed that Lily could still be in North Tyneside but she also has links to the Byker and Walker areas.

A search is ongoing and police are asking for anyone with information or any sightings of someone who matches Lily's description to get in touch with the force.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the force's website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20211023-0901.

According to the Missing People charity, somebody is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK, equating to a total of 170,000 people.

Of that number, almost 98,000 are adults and more than 70,000 are children.

The charity also states that 75% of adults are found within the first 24 hours of being reported missing and 85 per cent are found within two days, while five per cent are not found in the first week.

For children, the respective figures are 80%, 90% and two per cent.

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