A Nottinghamshire father has issued an emotional appeal for information regarding his 22-year-old daughter, who went missing just after she sent him a text saying "I love you."

Charity shop worker Melanie Wilson has not been seen since Wednesday 19 October when she was seen at her home at around 11.20pm. Her Father, David Wilson, had seen her two days earlier.

Mr Wilson said: "I'd imagine hell is similar to what I and family and friends are going through. We're all heartbroken. Everywhere we look there's a reminder of her.

"The last contact I had with her was a text she sent me at about 11pm on Wednesday 19 October which said 'I love you dad.' I sent her one back saying 'I love you too darling.'

Melanie hasn't been seen or heard from since and her family and friends are devastated. She is white, 5ft 6ins, with blonde hair and slim build. She has a distinctive 'sleeve tattoo' on her right arm, including a face.

Mr Wilson sent a message to his daughter, now missing for two weeks. "If you see, hear or read this just please get in touch as soon as possible," said Mr Wilson.

"We're all heartbroken and we just want you to come back. You're not in any trouble, we just need to know where you are and that you are safe."

Nottinghamshire Police diving teams have searched lakes and ponds near Ms Wilson's home in Sutton-in-Ashfield and volunteers have been searching the area handing out leaflets to residents.

Organiser Kirsty Brown set up a charity called Where There's Hope following the tragic case of 13-year-old Amber Peat who disappeared on a family holiday in Cornwall in 2015. She was found hanged nearby three days later.

Brown, 30, of Mansfield Woodhouse, told Mail Online: "We will carry on searching until she has been found. The great thing about this area is the whole community really does come together to help. It's comforting."

Anyone with information about Melanie's whereabouts is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 858 of 21 October 2016.