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Appeal to commuter who spoke to missing Penrith mum

A CCTV image has been released of a commuter seen talking to a missing Penrith teenager.

Police are appealing to the lady who was chatting to 15-year-old Catalina Covaci at around 1.40pm in Manchester Piccadilly station on the day she went missing (19th December).

The teenager left her home in Penrith, with her six-month-old son Ricardo, after telling her guardians she was going into town.

She was seen at Penrith Train station on the morning she went missing, before taking a train to Manchester.

“CCTV investigation has revealed that Catalina spoke to a woman when she arrived in Manchester Piccadilly train station on the afternoon she went missing.

"It is incredibly important that we trace this witness to find out what Catalina said, whether she asked for help or whether she indicated where she may be going.

“We are into the fourth week of her disappearance and her family in Penrith are distressed and we need to ensure that we locate them both-quickly."

– Detective Inspector Furzana Nazir, Cumbria Police

CCTV image of commuter who spoke to missing Penrith teenager

CCTV image of Catalina Covaci with commuter in Manchester Piccadilly station Credit: Cumbria Police

A CCTV image has been released of a commuter speaking to a missing Penrith teenager at Manchester Piccadilly station.

Police are appealing to the woman seen talking to Catalina Covaci at around 1.40pm on 19th December, when she was last seen with her six-month-old son Ricardo.

The lady is described as wearing a black jacket, a black hat and carrying several black bags.

Anyone who has information about the commuter or Catalina and Ricardo is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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