Police appeal for help finding missing teen Skylah Bates

Skylah Bates.
Skylah Bates. Photo credit: supplied/NZ police

Police are asking for help from the public as they try to locate an Auckland teenager who's been missing for nearly three weeks.

Police say they have grave concerns for the welfare of 15-year-old Skylah Bates, who has not been seen by friends and family since March 17.

Skylah went missing from an address in Henderson, west Auckland.

While police haven't yet found her, they say there have been possible sightings of her in the areas of Ranui and Kelston, also in west Auckland.

Anyone who has seen her, had contact with her or may know where she is has been urged to contact Henderson Police on (09) 839 0600. Crimestoppers can also be called on 0800 555 111.