POLICE issued an appeal overnight for help to trace a teenager missing from Bishop Auckland.

Durham police said they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Lucy Taylor.

The 19-year-old has been missing from Bishop Auckland since Friday, July 5 and officers believe she may be in the Oxford area. 

Anyone who has information or who sees Lucy is urged to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 quoting incident number 108 of July 8.