POLICE today appealed for help to trace a 57-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter who have gone missing in Oxford.

Maria Baltierra and her 15-year-old daughter Dominque were reported from an address in Oxford yesterday.

Maria Baltierra is white, with tanned skin, slim, about 5ft 2in tall and has straight, dark brown hair.

Maria's daughter, Dominique Baltierra, is mixed race, thin, about 5ft 5in tall and has shoulder-length dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Paul Garbett, missing persons co-ordinator for Oxford, said: "We believe that Maria and Dominique could still be in the Oxford area but are concerned for their welfare.

"I would urge Maria or Dominique to make contact with us as soon as possible on 0845 8 505 505, so that we know they are safe."

Alternatively, if you do not want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.