Ella Hysom: Fears for missing Colchester teenager

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Media captionTeenager Ella Hysom was being treated for depression

The parents of a 15-year-old girl who went missing while being treated for depression have appealed for help in finding their "weak and vulnerable" daughter.

Ella Hysom, of Colchester, Essex, had been receiving treatment at a hospital in Goodmayes, north-east London, for the past six weeks.

She was last seen at about 13:15 GMT on Monday in Ilford, east London.

Her mother Alison said: "If anyone has seen her, please get in touch."

She added: "Although she could easily pass for 18 she is only 15 and is in a weak and vulnerable position.

"People will know her for being really outgoing and gregarious, she seems much older than her years."

'No foul play'

Ella, a deputy head girl at The Gilberd School in Colchester, was last seen on Clements Road walking towards Cineworld, in Ilford.

Det Insp John Delaney said the teenager's disappearance was out of character and search teams were out looking for her.

"At this stage of our inquiry there is no evidence to suggest any suspicions of foul play," he added.

Ella is described as blonde, 5ft 9in (1.75m) tall, and was wearing blue jeans, Ugg boots, a green coat and a jumper when she was last seen.

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