A HAMPSHIRE teenager who went missing for more than 24 hours after a party has been found safe and well.

Abby O'Sullivan, from Southampton, had not been seen since being separated from friends in the early hours of Sunday.

Her distraught family made an emotional appeal to the Daily Echo for the safe return of the 18-year-old who disappeared without her mobile phone and asthma inhaler.

But tonight, the Itchen College student made contact with her family and is on her way to her Woolston home.

Abby and her friends had gone to Bournemouth by coach, on Saturday, to go to a rave.

Later they headed to a Subway sandwich bar where Abby told her girlfriends she was going outside for a cigarette after a spotting a man she had met at the rave.

Although her friends were keeping an eye on her through the window, Abby and the man, who is described as having blond dreadlocks and tattoos on his face, disappeared without warning at around 4am.

The girls raised the alarm with police and a search was launched but this evening she made contact with her family.