Norfolk Police are appealing for any information to help trace a missing 21-year-old UEA student from Gorleston.

Sophie Smith went missing from her home in Avondale Road at 3am this morning, reportedly leaving her keys and phone at home.

Police said they are concerned for her welfare.

A lifeboat crew searched the shoreline near Great Yarmouth this morning, but were called off their search after an hour following new information.

The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat searched the coast north towards Caister and south towards Gorleston, according to the Eastern Daily Press.

Ms Smith may be wearing leggings and is described as 5’6″.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen her, or anyone who has information that could help find her to contact Norfolk Police on 101.

Additional reporting by Emily Hawkins