16-year-old Hartlepool student reported missing has been found

MISSING: Sophie Bell
MISSING: Sophie Bell

A TEENAGER who sparked a police appeal has been found safe and well.

Student Sophie Bell, aged 16-years-old, had last seen by friends at the entrance to Hartlepool College of Further Education, in Stockton Street, Hartlepool, where she attends, at around 4pm yesterday.

The teen usually gets a bus home but did not return back to her house.

Police issued a notice at 1pm today that Sophie has now been found safe and well.

They had issued an appeal this morning saying hey were “growing increasingly concerned for her welfare” and appealed for the public’s help in helping to find her.