The family of a 15-year-old girl from Bexley have made an urgent appeal for help after she went missing on Monday morning.

Aaliyah reportedly left her Sidcup home in the early hours of September 6 without her phone, and may have travelled to Bromley or Brixton.

Her family say they are "terribly worried for her" and in an urgent appeal, the teenager's stepmum asked anyone who saw her to contact police immediately.

Aaliyah, 15, is thought to have run away from home after being in contact with an older man who may have influenced her.

From Sidcup, the teenager may have travelled across south east London to meet the man, and took only a black fabric rucksack with a few items of clothes.

She was last seen on Sunday wearing black baggy trousers and a khaki green long-sleeve crop top, but may have changed before she left.

The stepmum said she "is going through a hard time at the moment. Her mum is terribly worried for her as are the rest of us."

In a message being shared online, the family also rote to their daughter directly saying; "Aaliyah if you are reading this please you are not in trouble, please just make contact and let us know you are okay, it can always be worked through and your family need to know you are safe and support you.

"We want you home but we need to speak to you make sure you're okay."

She has a piercing in the middle of her nose and a little star tattoo on her left hand, and also has a tendency to change her hair frequently between straight, curly and using extensions.

If seen, please call police and use the crime reference 21MIS 027 292.