A YOUNG woman visiting a friend in Somerset has gone missing after going out for a walk.

Charlie Simmons, 28, from Leeds, does not know the area and is not believed to have a phone or any money on her.

It is believed she went walking in the Somerton area yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

After she failed to return, she was reported missing to the police.

She is about 5ft 6ins tall and slim with long dark hair.

When last seen she was wearing dark-coloured ankle boots, blue jeans, a light-coloured top and a green poncho and was carrying a small shoulder bag.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "We’ve searched fields in the area, supported by the police helicopter, and our enquiries continue today."

People out and about are asked to look out for her and to check their outbuilding.

The spokesman added: "Charlie, if you see this, please get in touch with us on 101 or contact your family or friends. We just want to know you are safe."

Anyone who knows where Charlie is now, call 999 quoting reference 5220118444.

If you have any other information which could help, call 101 and use the same reference number.