Missing Hull girls
Leah Taylor (L) and her friend Leah Smith are both missing in Hull Humberside Police

Police have launched an urgent appeal to help find two missing school girls who are believed to have run away together.

Leah Taylor, 11, and her 12-year-old friend Leah Smith were last seen leaving Marvell College in east Hull around 12.10pm on 16 October.

Both were wearing the school uniforms when they were last the Holderness Road area of the city.

Humberside Police said they have had reported sightings of the pair in the Marfleet Lane area of Hull on the evening they vanished.

Leah Taylor is white, around 5ft tall, slim, with shoulder length brown hair.

She was wearing her school uniform which is a black blazer, white shirt with a black and yellow tie, black trousers, black shoes and a brown school bag.

Leah Smith is white, 4 feet 8 inches tall, slim, with shoulder length brown hair and was wearing the same uniform.

A Humberside Police spokesperson added: If you have any information or know where they are, please call 101 immediately quoting log 620 of 16/10/17.

This story was updated after Leah Smith was also reported missing.