POLICE have issued an urgent appeal for a vulnerable teenage girl who has been missing for almost two weeks.

15-year-old Maddie was last seen on Tuesday, April 26 after leaving her foster parents house in Southmead, police say she is at risk of being exploited.

Maddie left the home she was staying at in Downend saying she was going to the shops but never returned.

Detective Inspector Stuart Toms said: “It’s been 11 days now since anyone has heard from Maddie and we’re increasingly concerned for her safety.

“Maddie is known to use social media to meet new people who provide her with money and a place to stay.

“She’s a vulnerable teenage girl who is at risk of being exploited and we urgently need the public’s help to locate her and make sure she’s ok.

“Maddie – if you see this please let someone know you’re safe and well. Your family, foster parents and friends are worried about you.”

DI Toms added: “This is our third public appeal for information. Our previous appeals have not generated a great deal and so we’re asking people to share this appeal far and wide so we can reach as many people as possible.

“Maddie is very active on social media but she changes her accounts frequently. As well as appealing to anyone who might see Maddie to contact us, we’re also keen to hear from anyone who sees her online to get in touch.”

Madison is white, about 5ft tall and of average build with shoulder length brown hair.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 999 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222098703.

Anyone with information about where Maddie might be or who sees her online should call 101 quoting the same reference.