AN appeal has been launched to find a missing teenager after concerns have been raised about her welfare.

Jessica Louise Taylor, who has links in Leigh and Wigan, was last seen in Manchester City Centre at around 1pm on Tuesday, April 16.

The 14-year-old from Oldham is described as white, 5"1 tall, of a medium build and with very long brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a cream crop top with a metal circle in the material and a black Mackenzie jacket with a fur trim.

Jessica is also described as wearing pink and black jeans with black trainers.

She has contacts in Bury and Blackpool as well.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for Jessica and want to make sure she is safe and well."

If you have any information about Jessica’s whereabouts contact police on 0161 856 4552 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.