POLICE have launched a desperate appeal to find a missing 14-year-old schoolgirl who may have fled to London.

Tenisha Pennington was last seen in Merton Court, in Eynsham, near Witney at around 8am on Wednesday.

The teenager is described as white, with brown eyes and long, dark brown hair, 5ft 4ins tall and of a slim build.

Tenisha was last seen dressed in a white top, black skirt and flat black shoes, and was carrying a dark coloured handbag.

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Officials believe she could also be in Bicester, Slough or Croydon in London, and could be travelling by train. 

Investigating officer PC James Bremner said: "We are appealing for the public’s help to trace Tenisha, who was last seen on Wednesday.

"If you believe you have seen her, or have information on her whereabouts, please make contact with police.

"Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference 43200298974."