Police are appealing for the public to help them trace a girl who has been reported missing from home.
Lauren Paige Jakeman, aged 16, from Catterick Garrison, has not been seen since Saturday 6 October 2012.
Lauren was reported missing when she failed to turn up for work as an apprentice hairdresser at Cutting Edge hair and beauty salon in Darlington.
It is believed that Lauren may be with her boyfriend in the Darlington area, where she went to school.
Although Lauren has been in telephone contact with Social Services since she was reported missing, she hasn’t been in touch for the past 24 hours and officers are becoming concerned for her welfare.
When Lauren was last seen she was wearing a black and white dress.
Officers are appealing to anyone sees Lauren or knows where she is to get in touch.
Sergeant Bill Scott, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
Lauren has not been seen for almost a week now, and although she has been in contact by telephone, we are becoming concerned for her safety.
I am appealing to the public to keep their eyes peeled and let us know if they see Lauren.
I would also ask anyone who knows where she might be to do the right thing and let the police know.
I am also appealing directly to Lauren to contact the police or Social Services. You are not in any trouble, we just need to check that you are ok.
Anyone who can help the officers to locate Lauren Jakeman is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Bill Scott or Northallerton police.