An urgent appeal has been launched by police after two girls from east London went missing.

Barking and Dagenham Metropolitan Police have told people to get in touch urgently with information on the whereabouts of Tya, from Dagenham, and Kiwi, from Chingford, both aged 14.

Police reported yesterday afternoon (April 28) that the girls were last seen on Friday (April 26) and are known to be together.

They are quite possibly in the Islington area in north London, police added on Facebook.

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Tya has medium-length brown hair with pigtails and is wearing a black puffer jacket in the above image.

Kiwi has white glasses and dark hair, an appeal put out by police on the social media platform shows.

If you have any information, please contact police as a matter of urgency on 101 or 999 for an emergency, quoting 01/270985 and 01/271234

If you would like to make an anonymous report, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.