Esme Smith: Police concern over missing 14-year-old

Esme Smith
Image caption Esme Smith was last seen by friends at school on 12 September

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old Surrey girl who has been missing for more than a week.

Esme Smith was last seen at All Hallows School in Farnham on 12 September when she told friends she was going to Woking and then on to a party.

Instead she is thought to have taken a train from Aldershot to Waterloo Station, where she was seen on CCTV.

Her sister Sian said she was "incredibly worried" about her.

'Monitoring social media'

Urging her to come home, she said: "We just want her back.

"I think she's maybe met somebody out there or planned to meet somebody. We just don't know at the moment, and that's the worrying thing.

"She's not in trouble. We just want her back. We are incredibly worried."

More than 4,000 people have "liked" a Facebook page which has been created to raise awareness of her disappearance.

Det Insp Martin Stables said: "We are carrying out extensive inquiries to locate Esme via CCTV, speaking with family and friends and monitoring social media, but as time goes on our concerns about her welfare grow.

"I urge people to watch and listen to the appeal from Esme's sister, Sian, and to contact police if it jogs their memory into remembering any information which might help locate Esme.

"Similarly, if Esme sees this appeal please get in contact to confirm that you are safe and well."

Esme is white, 5ft 3in and of slim to medium build. She has shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes and a tanned complexion.

CCTV images from Waterloo Station show Esme wearing a white flowery dress and a denim jacket.

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