A 13 year old girl has apparently gone missing from her home in Suffolk Road in Andover earlier this afternoon (Sunday 22nd June).
The message with the alert is circulating on Facebook as follows:
Message from her dad “please this 13 year old just desapeard from her home this afternoon .its believed that she is whit a older man i dont know if she was taken or if she just left on her free will .her name is ines de freitas and she was wearing a flowere padran trousers and a blue sweater please she only 13 today help me find her”
We will update this as soon as we have further details.
Update 22/06/2014 at 23.05
Statement from Hampshire Police:
Police are appealing for information to find a young girl reported missing in Hampshire.
Officers are concerned about 12-year-old Ines Freitas from Andover after her parents contacted police this afternoon (Sunday, June 22, 2014).
The most recent confirmed sighting of Ines was at Festival Place in Basingstoke where she was seen on CCTV at around 4.15pm today (Sunday, June 22, 2014).
Detective Inspector Amanda Horsburgh of Hampshire Constabulary said: “Several lines of enquiries are being followed to find Ines. Our thanks to Ines’s family, local businesses, partner agencies and public transport operators for their assistance with the investigation so far.”
“There is no information to confirm Ines is a victim of crime or suspected of any wrongdoing.”
“One line of enquiry is that Ines could be with a friend, but we are clearly concerned about Ines due to her age.”
“I am appealing directly to Ines to contact her family or police to let us know her location, and that she is safe and well.”
“Anyone who has seen Ines or who knows his whereabouts is also asked to contact police by phoning 101. Mini-com users can call 18001 101.”
Ines is described as:
12 years old
5 ft 1 in tall
She was last seen wearing:
A brown and pink top
Floral pattern trousers
Update 23/06/2014 at 5.30
Ines has been found safe and well. Hampshire Police issued the following statement:
“Very happy to report that Ines Freitas, who was missing from Andover, has now been located safe and well. Thank you to all who shared this appeal or contacted Police with information!”