A YOUNG girl has gone missing.

Lily Asinde, 16, from Brighton, has not been seen since Monday evening.

There is growing concern for her safety and welfare.

Lily was last seen at her home in the city around 7.30pm before she went out.

She was expected to return by 10pm, but never did.

She is black, 5ft 10in, of large build and has black hair and black and blue plaited extensions.

When she was last seen she was wearing a green jacket, black top, red scarf, black leggings, black trainers and carrying a leather bag, which may have contained a change of clothing.

Anyone who sees her or who knows of her whereabouts is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1252 of 04/02.