Growing concern as search for Caversham teen continues
Published: 26 Aug 2013 17:30
Nicola Barr was last seen at 7am on Wednesday and the alarm was raised at around 8.30pm when she failed to return home.
Detectives believe the 15-year-old is travelling with her boyfriend Jamie Bloomfield, 18 from Rochdale, and the pair could have passed through Lemington Spa, Stoke-on-Trent and Rochdale.
Nicola is white and slim, with hazel eyes, red hair and around 5ft 6ins tall.
It was suspected she was wearing a black baseball cap with Heat written on it, but the cap has been found and it is not known what she is wearing.
Detective Constable Paul Jacobs stressed that the incident is not being treated as an abduction and urged the pair to come forward.
He added: "There is nothing to suggest Nicola has been removed from her home against her will and we are not treating this as an abduction or exploitation scenario.
"I would urge anyone who sees Nicola and Jamie anywhere in the country to contact us as soon as possible.
"I would also like to appeal directly to both Nicola and Jamie. You are not in any trouble, we are trying to trace you to check your welfare, not to take any action against you."
Police are appealing for witnesses who have seen the pair to call the police on 101 quoting Thames Valley Police URN 565 25/8 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555
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