A MISSING teenager who walked out of hospital requiring urgent medical attention has been located.

Police launched an urgent search to find Ashleigh Fair, who vanished from the Royal Berkshire Hospital as heavy snow fell across Berkshire on Thursday morning.

Staff believe the former Royal Ballet student, 19, left the site at around 9.30am and was not dressed appropriately for the weather.

She was believed to have fled to London and on Sunday she was found in the Paddington area of London safely.

Members fo Thames Valley Police worked hard with Metropolitan Police to find her after she vanished into the snow without shoes.

She was last seen wearing a green and pink knitted jumper, black tracksuit bottoms and pink socks.

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It is believed that she travelled in a taxi from Southern Hill, Reading, and arrived at Marble Arch, London at around 11.30am on Thursday.

At the time of the appeal, investigating officer, detective sergeant Emily Evans, said: “We are very concerned for Ashleigh’s wellbeing.

“She is vulnerable and unwell, and we are also concerned that she is not wearing appropriate clothing for the weather.

“I would ask anyone who sees her, or has any information which they think could lead to us locating her, to please call us on 999.”

Officers were extremely concerned for her wellbeing, as she has a life threatening condition and requires urgent medical assistance.

Police released CCTV images of a girl, believed to be Ashleigh, on Saturday, as efforts to find her more than 48 hours after her dissapearence continued.

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Superintendent Sean McDermid of the Metropolitan Police added: “I am asking anyone who is working or travelling through London to keep a look out for Ashleigh.

"It is vital that she is located and receives medical attention as a matter of urgency.

"She is not suitably dressed for the cold weather and that alone should make stand out. She is thought to be wearing pink socks on her feet, possibly without shoes.

“If you have seen her or know where she is please don’t hesitate to dial 999.

"We thank media and the public, in particular those who have retweeted appeals from the Met and Thames Valley Police, for your assistance.”