UPDATE: Police have now confirmed Karisse has been found safe and well.


POLICE have appealed for help to find a missing teenager who is known to visit Johnstone and Paisley.

Karisse Lavelle, 18, was last seen in Beech Avenue, in Paisley, at around 6.50pm on Thursday.

She is described as 5ft 4ins tall, of medium build and of fair complexion with long brown hair and brown eyes.

When last seen, Karisse was wearing a black hooded top, black leggings and white Converse trainers.

Sergeant Matt Richardson, based at Paisley police station, said: "Along with her family, we are becoming increasingly concerned for Karisse's welfare and are keen to locate her as soon as possible. 

"She is known to visit the Johnstone and Barrhead areas as well as having links in Paisley. We would urge anyone who may have seen Karisse to contact us. Similarly, if Karisse is reading this, let us know you are safe and well."

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen Karisse or who has any information as to her whereabouts to contact police via 101, quoting incident 2953 of July 22.