A teenager has been reported missing from her Blackhall Colliery home.
Durham Police say they are concerned for the whereabouts of Abbie Phillips.
She is believed to possibly be in the Hartlepool area.
A post on Durham Police's Facebook page read: "We currently have concerns for 16 year old Abbie Phillips who is missing from the Blackhall Colliery area and has not returned home.
"Believed to be possibly in the Hartlepool area.
"Abbie is described as 5ft 3, shoulder length dark brown hair, slim build.
"If anyone has any information please contact Police on 101 quoting incident number DHM-08022016-0406."