A SEARCH has been launched to find a missing 12-year-old girl.

Kodie Yates, who has links with St Helens, was last seen at 10am on Tuesday in the Widnes area.

Kodie is white, around 5"2 in height, of a slim build, with her hair commonly worn in a ponytail.

She is believed to be wearing a black puffa jacket with a fur hood, grey leggings and black trainers

If you recognise her or have seen someone matching her description message Merseyside Police on Twitter @MerPolCC, by calling 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on Twitter @CrimestoppersUK or 0800 555 111.