POLICE are concerned for the welfare of two teenagers missing in North Yorkshire.

Sophie Thornton, 16, and Darren-Lee Wilkinson, 17, have been missing from Scarborough since this morning.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said Sophie was last seen outside Scarborough College before 9am on Thursday, and officers believed she may be with Darren and the pair are probably still in the Scarborough area, but could be travelling to Harrogate.

Sophie was wearing a Scarborough College school uniform, including a black blazer, but officers said she may have changed her clothes and could now be wearing a green parka-style coat with a fur hood, blue ripped skinny jeans, black shoes and carrying a rucksack. She is slim, 5ft 6ins tall and has long blonde hair.

Darren is 5ft 9ins tall, of average build and has blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone who has seen either Darren or Sophie, or has information about their location, should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote job 128 of October 11.