A 12-YEAR-OLD girl is missing after getting on a train in Brighton.

Hope Stokes was last seen at Moulsecoomb Station, where she boarded a train bound for Lewes at 10.40 this morning.

An urgent search has been launched by Sussex Police to try and find her, and anyone who sees her is being asked to call 999.

Hope is white, slim and 5ft 2in tall. She has long, dark brown hair with light brown highlights.

When she was last seen, the 12-year-old was wearing black leggings, a black hooded top, black trainers and a black puffer jacket.

She was also carrying a cream and grey coloured bag with gold chains on it.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Anyone who sees Hope or who has any information as to her whereabouts is asked to call 999 quoting serial 466 of 27/11."