Officers searching for a missing teenage girl are appealing for help from the public across Dorset to find her.

Tarlia Perks, aged 14, from Bournemouth, was last seen at around 7.45pm on Saturday, June 27.

She was in contact with family at around 5pm on June 28 via text message but has not been seen or heard from since.

Tarlia is described as white, five feet six inches tall and of medium build with shoulder length brown hair.

Inspector Tracy Santoni, of Dorset Police, said: “Due to the length of time Tarlia has been missing, we are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.

“Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries in a bid to locate Tarlia, but these have so far been unsuccessful.

“I would urge anyone who has seen Tarlia or a girl matching the description given to please get in touch.

“Finally, if you see this appeal Tarlia, please contact us or your family so we can ensure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Tarlia's whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200093494.