OFFICERS are searching for a teenager who went missing from her home in Brighton after she said she was going to the beach.

Police are looking for Emily Batt, 16, who has been missing since Monday morning.

Information received by police suggests that she may have gone to the Islington area of London to meet a male.

Emily is mixed race, 5ft 3in, of slim build with very long braided blonde hair.

She was wearing a pink and white camo crop top, pink and grey camo jogging bottoms and grey fluffy sliders, and was carrying an ASDA carrier bag containing clothes.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "Anyone who sees Emily or who has any information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting Sussex serial 1664 of 19/07."