CONCERN is growing for a missing teenager who has not been seen since yesterday afternoon. 

Jessice Howe, 13, was last seen by friends in Houston at around 3.45pm on Monday. 

Officers say her disappearance is 'completely out of character' and it is not like her to not keep close contact with family and friends. 

The teen is known to frequent the Braehead Shopping Centre and the Erskine and Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire, areas. 

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She is described as white, 5ft 4 inches in height and of slim build with long brown hair. She is thought to be wearing a white school shirt, a school tie, black short dress, black tights, plain white trainers with a zip at the side and a khaki/green bomber-style jacket. She was carrying a grey rucksack.

Sergeant Frank Williams of Renfrew Police Office said: “Jessica has not been missing before and it is completely out of character for her not to keep in close contact with her family and friends.

“Searches and enquiries are continuing to trace Jessica in a number of areas. She regularly visits Braehead Shopping Centre and the Erskine and Skelmorlie areas.

“Anyone who has seen Jessica, or who has any information on her whereabouts should contact Renfrew Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 3156 of 11th March 2019.”

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