Chaddleworth mother pleas for missing daughter to come home
Sharon Richardson, whose daughter has been missing since last Thursday night, said today: “Stacie, please get in contact with either your family or the police. We just want to make sure you are safe. You are not in any trouble. We love you and just want you home.”
Fifteen-year-old Stacie disappeared from her family home in Nodmore at about 11pm on March 22. Police believe she may have been picked up in a car.
Thames Valley police officers have said they are following up leads in Weston-super-Mare, in North Somerset, and Stacie's mother and father told Newburytoday.co.uk yesterday (Thursday) that they had gone there themselves to distribute flyers at local B&Bs.
A distressed Mrs Richardson said: “I have been trying to get the word out there, because it is so unusual for my daughter to go missing without letting me know where she is.
“I am really worried about her, I feel so powerless. She could be anywhere; she could be in a ditch somewhere."
The police have also said that they are concerned for Stacie's welfare.
A spokesman for the force, Leo Tarring, said: “We clearly have reason to believe Stacie may be in the Weston-super-Mare area but we are not willing to expand on that for operational reasons, and we are keeping an open mind as to her whereabouts.
“We are concerned for her welfare, hence the missing person appeal. At this time no contact has been made with her. "We have a wide number of investigative lines we use when someone goes missing, but we feel it would be inappropriate to give further details at present.”
Stacie is white, about 5ft 4ins, with blond hair and blue eyes.
Nicola Cecil, missing persons coordinator for Berkshire, said: “Our efforts to trace Stacie continue, with one line of enquiry being that Stacie may have travelled to the Weston-super-Mare area. I continue to urge Stacie, or anyone who know of her whereabouts, to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should contact the Thames Valley Police 24-hour Enquiry Line on 101, quoting reference MP/01968/2012.