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An urgent appeal has been issued to trace a teenager who has been reported missing for almost a week.

Neelam Rehman, aged 16, could be in the West Midlands according to officers in Yorkshire after she went missing from her home in Dewsbury on Tuesday, February 26.

The teenager, described as of Asian descent with long, black hair, was last seen in the Thornhill Lees area of Dewsbury, west of Wakefield.

The last confirmed sighting of Neelam was at 8.15am on February 26.

She has links to Derby and the West Midlands and it is possible that she may have travelled to these areas.

When she was last seen, she was wearing a blue jumper, black jeans, blue ripped coat and white trainers; however, given the time that has passed, it is probable that she has changed outfits.

Detective Sergeant Oliver Coates, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We are concerned for Neelam’s welfare and would urge her, or anyone with information about her movements or whereabouts, to contact the police so that we can confirm she is OK.”

*Information can be passed to Kirklees CID by calling 101, quoting log 929 of 28/02. Information can also be given online by using the 101 Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website .