The public's assistance is being sought in tracing the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl missing from Kells, Co Kilkenny.

Courtney Twomey was last seen at around 9.45pm last night.

She is described as being 1.549m (5'1") tall, with brown eyes and long brown hair.

When last seen she was wearing navy leggings, a navy puffa jacket with a fur collar, white runners and carrying a backpack.

Anyone who has seen Courtney or who can assist in locating her is asked to contact Thomastown Garda Station on 056-7754150, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.