Mueni Mulandi from Harrogate is aged 16 and was last seen on Friday (17 May 2013), when she told her mother that she was going to stay with a friend.
The teenager has not been seen by her family since then and has not attended school this week.
She was reported missing earlier today (21 May 2013) and it is possible that Mueni has travelled to London with a friend. She also has connections in the Leeds area.
Due to her age and the amount of time she has been missing, police are concerned for her welfare and need to know that she is safe and well.
Mueni is described as:
- 5ft 1in tall
- Of medium build
- Brown eyes
- Black shoulder-length hair which is shaved over her ears and highlighted with red and purple
When she was last seen she was wearing an orange sleeveless t-shirt, black leggings with a white pattern, a brown bomber jacket and was carrying a black, patent leather handbag.
Inspector Will Scarlett of Harrogate Police, said:
I’m appealing to anyone who has seen Mueni over the last few days or knows of her current whereabouts, to contact us without delay.
I would also like to appeal to Mueni directly, your family are very worried about you and want to know that you are safe and well. If you see or hear this appeal, please get in touch with your family, friends or the police and let us know that you are safe.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.
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