A 13-year-old girl has gone missing while visiting Chester Zoo.

Kodie Yates, who is known to visit St Helens town centre, was last seen at around 6.50pm on Thursday, July 4 at Chester Zoo.

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate her.

She is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build and with mousey brown hair often in a bun.

When she was last seen Kodie was wearing blue jeans, a black puffer jacket with fur around the hood and black trainers.

She is known to frequent St Helens, in particular the town centre, Fingerpost, Victoria Park, Thirlmere Avenue and Billinge Avenue.

Police officers are making extensive efforts to find Kodie and return her home safely and would urge Kodie, anyone who knows her whereabouts, or who has seen a girl resembling her to contact police via @MerPolCC or 101.

Alternatively information can be left with the independent charity Missing People by calling 116000 or by emailing 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.