The public's assistance is being sought in tracing a 14-year-old girl missing from her Co Kildare home.

Teigan Mellor was last seen at about 1.30pm yesterday when she left her home at Fontstown in Athy.

She is described as 1.6m (5’3") tall, of thin build, with green/hazel eyes.

She has jet black shoulder-length hair, which is shaved on the left.

When last seen she was wearing a white string-top, navy-blue jeans and blue wedge shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athy Garda Station on 059-8634210, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.

UPDATE: Teigan has been located safe and well.