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Teenager missing from Kirklees

15-year-old Leah Elstone was wearing a Colne Valley High School uniform when last seen Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police in Kirklees are appealing for information to help trace a missing teenager.

15-year-old Leah Elstone, who is from the Longwood area, was last seen at Colne Valley High School around 8.45am.

Leah is described as 5"5" tall, petite build with shoulder length mousey brown hair.

She was wearing a Colne Valley High School uniform, black trousers and burgundy blazer, and was carrying a tan brown bag.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for Leah's welfare, and appeal to anyone who has seen or heard from Leah, or knows where she is now to get in touch.

Kirklees Council confirms plans to welcome Syrian refugees

Kirklees will welcome more than 100 refugees over the next two years as part of the government’s plan to resettle 20,000 people in the country.

Credit: ITV News

The 100 announced today will be in addition to the two families who will arrive before Christmas as part of the Trail blazer scheme.

Council officers and partners in the voluntary and community sector are working on plans to secure housing and, where necessary, school places and health support.

Homes will initially be allocated through Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing or a local registered social landlord.

At the first opportunity, we committed to offering support to the Syrian refugees who have been through unimaginable trauma and need a safe place to live. Our priority has always been to move the refugees into safe, secure and supported housing. We have been working on this for some time to make sure we identify appropriate homes, and in the right location.

– Cllr Erin Hill, Kirklees Council
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