UPDATE: Missing mother and daughter found safe and well

SATURDAY NOON: POLICE say the mother and daughter reported missing from their home at Toormina have today been found safe and well. 

Coffs Clarence police thanked the public for its assistance.

FRIDAY 10.30PM: POLICE are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman and her daughter reported missing from near Coffs Harbour.

Cherylee Miller, 43, and Storme Townsend, 5, were last seen leaving a home in Toormina on Thursday about 5pm.

Cherylee Miller, 43.
Cherylee Miller, 43.

They were reported missing after they failed to return, and their family could not get in contact with them, police said.

Ms Miller is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 150-160cm tall, of a thin build, and with brown hair and blue eyes.

Her daughter is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 115cm to 120cm tall, and with light brown hair and blue eyes.

The pair was last seen driving in a red 1992 Volkswagen van.

Police and their family hold serious concerns for their welfare.

Storme Townsend, 5.
Storme Townsend, 5.