A vulnerable teenager who had been missing in Whanganui since Monday has been found “safe and well”, police say.

The 17-year-old teen girl had been reported missing on January 15 from the Kowhai Park area.

Officers, alongside the girl’s family, had previously appealed for the public’s help locating the teen.

In an update today, police said the teen was located “safe and well earlier this morning” and thanked the public for their assistance and support.