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Police appeal for help to find missing Burnley 14-year-old
4:55pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
FRIENDS of a teenage girl from Burnley say they are becoming ‘increasingly worried’ after she went missing on Saturday.
Hundreds of posters showing an image of Beth Wallace, 14, have been placed around the town by friends.
Beth, who grew up in the Cog Lane area and formerly attended Hameldon High School, had moved to Staffordshire four months ago, where she had relatives.
She was living in local authority care in Abbey Hulton when she told staff she was going shopping at 3.25pm on Saturday.
A campaign to find her has been set up by former foster carer Anni McConnell, 33, who believes Beth may have returned to Burnley.
She and other volunteers handed out posters today after a report that Beth had been seen walking near Marks and Spencer on St James Street on Sunday.
She said: “Beth has done this before but she’s always contacted me within 24 hours.
“She’s a lovely, beautiful girl but we believe she is vulnerable. There’s a lot of people who love her dearly and we’d just like her to get in touch.”
Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of Beth.
She is described as white, 5ft 1in tall with a slim build and shoulder-length, black, straight hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion.
She was last seen wearing black jeans, a white t-shirt with pink writing on it and white plimsoles.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “We consider Bethany to be vulnerable, extensive searches are under way to locate her.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 474 of October 6.