Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 12-year-old girl.
Jodi Denton was reported missing from her home in Ryton, Gateshead, earlier today.
She is described as 5ft 5in tall, of slim build with long blonde hair.
It's thought she is wearing a jacket with black sleeves and no hood, black jeans ripped at the knees, black/white converse shoes and a blue and red backpack.
Officers are carrying out inquiries and appealing for anyone with information to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 177 121216.