Police concerned for welfare of missing Chaddleworth teenager
Stacie was last seen at her family home at Nodmore at 11pm on Thursday (March 23) when her family belives, she was picked up in a car by a friend.
Police have told the Newbury Weekly News that they are concerned for her welfare and are following up leads in Weston-super-Mare, but added that there are a large number of inquiries to follow up.
The family themselves have so far declined to make a personal appeal and spokesman for the police, Leo Tarring explained that for operational reasons, they were not able to provide further information on the girl’s disappearance.
“We clearly have reason to believe Stacie may be in the Weston-super-Marearea 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.”
In West Berkshire, the internet has been abuzz with concern for the teenager, with news of her disappearance circulating social media sites within minutes of the police posting their appeal on Monday evening.
The managing director of the Ibex pub in Chaddleworth, Paul Johnston, said: “Police have put up fliers about this everywhere, though the fliers say she had gone missing on Thursday.
“I know the family and of course we are concerned for her safety.”
Thames Valley Police missing persons coordinator for Berkshire Nicola Cecil said: “Our efforts to trace Stacey continue, with one line of enquiry being that Stacey may have travelled to theWeston-super-Marearea. I would urge Stacey, or anyone who know of her whereabouts, to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”
Stacie is described as white, 5ft 4ins, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
She asked that anyone with information contact the Thames Valley Police 24-hour Enquiry Line on 101, quoting reference MP/01968/2012.
Police had earlier given her name as Stacey Richardson and reported the disappearance as having occurred on Friday