Concerns are growing for a university student, 21, who went missing in the early hours of Boxing Day.
Sophie Smith left her home in Gorleston, Norfolk, at around 3am.
Norfolk Police appealed for help to find her as their search entered its second day today.
A spokesman said: ‘Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 21-year-old girl from Gorleston.
‘Sophie Smith went missing around 3am on Boxing Day from her address in Avondale Road in the town.’
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Sophie or knows of her current whereabouts.
Police and volunteer search teams from Sulsar are completing a five mile radius search around her family home.
She is described as being white, about 5ft 8in tall, of a slim build with shoulder length blonde hair.
It is believed she was wearing a dark coloured vest top and light coloured shorts.
The University of East Anglia, where Sophie is a student, said in a statement: ‘All our thoughts are with Sophie, her family and her friends.
‘Our paramount concern is for Sophie’s safety and welfare and we would urge anyone who may have information about her whereabouts to contact Norfolk Police on 101.’
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