Concern is growing for the welfare of a missing teenage girl.

Shannon Ward, 17, from Eastbourne, has not been seen since June 19 and with every day that passes, police are becoming more and more concerned.

She was last seen at the roundabout outside Eastbourne Railway Station at 3:15pm, apparently waiting to meet a friend or relative.

Shannon, who sometimes used a family name of Quiligan, is described as white, 5 ft 4, with long straight dark brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a short strapless black dress and a grey/black striped cardigan.

Detective Inspector Rob Morland said: “There is no evidence at this stage to suggest that Shannon has come to any harm.

“We ask anyone who knows where she is to contact us, and encourage them and also Shannon herself to contact us, in confidence, via 101 or email quoting serial 1141 of 20/06, so that we can arrange to ensure that she is safe and well.”