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Detectives arrest man in missing schoolgirl investigation

Veronica has been missing since July. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police investigating the disappearance of a schoolgirl from Northamptonshire have arrested a 19-year-old man.

Detectives have been searching for 15-year-old Veronica Sbircea since she left her home in Kettering on 21 July.

She was spotted in London the following week, but has not been seen since then.

Officers believe she is still in London and have renewed their appeal to find her.

Veronica, who is also known as Rachel, is white, 5ft, with long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing dark leggings and a black top.

“Veronica is known to approach people to use their mobile phone temporarily, and we are urging anyone who may have been approached by her or have seen her, to make contact.

“If you are reading this, Veronica, your family are really worried about your welfare. Please make contact us and let us know you are OK.”

– Detective Inspector Stuart Hitchon, Northamptonshire Police

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Police concerned for welfare of missing 15-year-old girl

Veronica Sbircea,15, left her Kettering home on 21 July 2016. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police in Northamptonshire say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing teenage girl.

Veronica Sbircea,15, left her home in Kettering on the evening of Thursday 21 July. She was last seen in Ponders End, Enfield on Wednesday 27 July and officers believe she may now be in Birmingham.

Veronica is white, 5ft, with long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing dark leggings and a black top.

She is originally from the London area and may have possibly travelled back there.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

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