Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Trafficked girl missing from Ringwood home

Suong Thi Bui
Image caption Suong Thi Bui may be in Bournemouth or London, police said

A Vietnamese teenager who was trafficked to the UK has gone missing in Hampshire.

Police said 17-year-old Suong Thi Bui speaks very little English and has no means of buying food or paying for a place to stay.

She was last seen at about 04:00 BST on Saturday at her home in Lawrence Road, Ringwood, and would have left there before 10:30.

Det Insp Jim Park said detectives were following up some reported sightings.

He added: "She may still be in the local area. However, if she has gone further afield it is most likely she has gone to either Bournemouth or London.

"As time passes our concern deepens for Suong's safety.

"She was brought to the UK through illegal human trafficking and was put into the care of social services after being found working.

"She speaks very little English and has no means of buying food or lodgings for herself, which raises our concerns further."

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