A CLECKHEATON teenager who had been the subject of a missing persons appeal has been found "safe and well."

Police said yesterday they were concerned for the welfare of Katie Wickham, 15, who had last been seen in Turnsteads Avenue, Cleckheaton, at 10:30pm on Monday.

Officers believed the teenager to be in the Batley and Spen area, and confirmed this morning that she had been found safe. 

Police thanked the media and public for sharing the appeal to help find her.