UK
26/07/2013 22:39 BST | Updated 26/07/2013 22:53 BST

Concern For Missing London Schoolgirl Rosie James, Aged Nine

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a missing schoolgirl.

Nine-year-old Rosie James of Hornsey in north London has not been seen since around 2pm on Friday afternoon.

She was in Highgate Woods with her mother and left to meet another friend of roughly the same age nearby, but they did not meet up.

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Rosie was last seen on Friday afternoon

Police say they are concerned for Rosie's welfare and that extensive inquiries are underway to find her.

Rosie is described as black, 4ft 10in (1.47m) and of slightly larger build, with her hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a yellow shirt, blue flowery shorts, green and purple waterproof shoes and a straw cowgirl-style hat. She was carrying a pink wicker bag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.