It is thought Leah Flower was with her friend Chloe Horsfall when she went missing

A mum has launched a desperate social media appeal to find her missing teenage daughter.

Leah Flower, 14, was being dropped off near her school in Dover with friend Chloe Horsdall, also 14, at 8.30am yesterday (December 2) when they both went missing.

According to family they were taken to Morrisons in Bridge Street by A1 taxis.

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They were last seen later that day at around 9pm, heading down Victoria Road in Dover.

Worried sick, Leah's mother Lucy Wattenbach, from Deal, has taken to social media in her search for the school children.

Writing on Facebook she said: "My daughter and her friend have been missing since 8.30am yesterday morning.

"Both dropped off at Morrisons in Dover by A1 taxi.

"Please if anyone has seen them or has any news of where they could be staying or where they are or who they are with we all would really appreciate your help any information please contact myself or Chloe's parents which are tagged in post or the police."

Lucy later said she thinks the pair could be in Folkestone and has urged anyone who sees anything to get in touch with the police.

She added: "We are all so worried."

Kent Police has been contacted for comment.

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