Mobile phone clue to whereabouts of missing teen
As the search continues for missing teen Alice Gross one line of enquiry is focusing on the Kew area.
Alice, aged 14, regularly walked in Kew, Brentford and Richmond by the river and canal and, according to her family, the last recorded use of her mobile phone before it was switched off was in Kew. They have appealed particularly to people who walk in these areas to be on the look out for Alice.
Alice left her home in Hanwell on Thursday and hasn't been seen since. Her family say it's completely out of character and are desperate to find her.
Posters have been put up throughout Ealing and there is a social media campaign on twitter and Facebook.
Police have been searching for Alice using the police helicopter, specialist officers and dog handlers.
Detective Sergeant David Stokes said: "She has never been missing before. She left her money, bank cards and Oyster card at home after just apparently walking out with no explanation as to where she was going. She has had no contact with her small network of friends or family since. Her phone is turned off which is very unusual and her Facebook page is inactive. There have been no sightings of her or CCTV footage caught of her which adds to the seriousness of the situation.''
Police are concerned she may have fallen ill or hurt herself and appealing to anyone walking dogs or in parks to contact them if they see anything.
Alice is white, 5 feet 2 inches tall and of slim build with shoulder length, light brown hair.
When last seen, she was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark green lacy cardigan and denim blue 'Vans' shoes. She may have tartan-framed spectacles with her.
Police are especially concerned about Alice who has not been in good health recently.
Officers are conducting extensive enquires, including searches and house-to-house enquiries in the Hanwell area.
Anyone who has seen Alice or has information that may assist the investigation should call officers from Ealing Missing Persons Unit on 020 8246 1018 or 101. Alternatively call the charity Missing People on 116000.
30th August 2014