Police are concerned for the welfare of a woman who has gone missing from her home.

Charlotte Ashton-Rickardt, 28, has been missing from her address in Priors Leaze Lane, Hambrook, near Chichester, since 7pm on Thursday.

Charlotte left home suddenly that afternoon without saying where she was going and has not been in contact with her family since.

She was last seen boarding a westbound train at nearby Nutbourne station at 7.24pm the same evening and is believed to have travelled to either Bournemouth or London.

Charlotte is described as white, 5'6", of slim build, with sandy coloured hair normally worn in a ponytail, blue eyes and a pale complexion.

When last seen she was wearing a black vest style top, a charcoal hooded top, and green shorts, and had with her a small black trolley suitcase.

PC Claire Saunders said: "We are making enquiries with friends and with rail and other transport services, and anyone who has seen Charlotte or knows where she is is asked to contact police as soon as possible via Sussex 101 quoting serial 1523 of 24/7"