POLICE are asking for the public's help to find a Barnsley teenager who has not been seen since Tuesday night.

Kirsty Downing, 17, of Stoney Royd, sent a text message to a family member at around 4am but has not been seen or heard from since.

This is very out of character for Kirsty and police and her family are extremely concerned for her welfare.

Police believe Kirsty is probably still in the Barnsley area and urge anyone who has seen her to contact police.

Kirsty is 5ft 2ins tall, with long blonde hair, slim. She was probably wearing baggy clothing when she left home and possibly a purple body warmer.

She has two tattoos on her wrist, a further tattoo on the side of her hands and another on the back of her neck.

Anyone with information is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.