Fears are growing for a teenage girl who vanished after getting off a school bus.
Jessica Buttigieg, 15, was last seen between 3pm and 4pm on Tuesday.
Her worried parents reported her missing at 6pm when she failed to return to her home in Locking, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
There were possible sightings of her at McDonald’s and Tesco in the seaside town later on the day she vanished but there has been no trace of her since.
Her parents, Jonathan and Jayne Buttigieg, said: “Jessica, we love you, please get in touch to let us know you are OK.
“If you don’t want to speak to us please call Grandma or Nanny, we just want to know you are all right.”
Detective Sergeant Phil Clarke, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: “We have been making enquiries and speaking with her school and her friends but we are growing increasingly concerned given her age.
“I would appeal to Jessica to get in touch with us on 101 or to call her family.
“She’s not in any trouble, we just want to make sure she is all right and reassure her family who are very worried about her.”
Jessica is described as white, about 5ft 4ins tall and slim, with shoulder-length blonde hair.
When last seen she was wearing grey trousers, a maroon sweatshirt and a black hooded top.