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Appeal to find missing girl

15 year old Leanne Bell who went missing on Boxing Day Photo:

Police are appealing for help to find a 15 year old girl from Sunderland who went missing on Boxing Day.

Leanne Bell, from Hawthorn Avenue, Sunderland, left her home address on December 26.

Officers think Leanne may be in the Leeds area.

They have spoken to the teenager by phone, but she has refused to say precisely where she is staying.

"We are appealing for anyone who has seen Leanne to contact us.

"Although she has told us that she is safe and well, we still need to find her and bring her home. "

– Detective Inspector Mark Ord

Leanne is described as being 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with long brown hair with extensions.

She was last seen wearing pink jeans, a red jacket and black Ugg-style boots.

Anyone who has seen Leanne is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.