10th anniversary of teen disappearance

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Blackpool teenager, Charlene Downes, and Lancashire Constabulary is taking the opportunity to jog people's memories about what happened to her a decade ago.

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Search for Charlene continues say police

Police urge people to 'remember Charlene' ten years after her disappearance and murder. This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Blackpool teen, Charlene Downes. Lancashire police are hoping to jog people's memories about what happened to her.

He said:

"This tenth anniversary of Charlene's disappearance gives us a good opportunity for a new appeal for information to try to jog people's memories about what happened to Charlene and who is responsible. This will be a difficult time for her family and friends and our thoughts are with them, as they always have been.

"Whilst we have never given up our search for information about what happened to Charlene, we are reviewing all aspects of the investigation again in the hope that we can uncover some new leads or revisit some old ones again."

"There will be people who know what happened to Charlene. She was just 14 years old when she went missing and was murdered, her body has never been found and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to come forward. It's not too late to make a difference."

– ACC Andy Rhodes

Fresh appeal 10 years after Blackpool teen vanishes

Charlene Downes

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of Blackpool teenager, Charlene Downes. The 14 year old vanished on the 1st November 2003 after leaving her home in Blackpool and hasn't been seen since.

Lancashire police say they've never given up its search for information about Charlene, who is believed to have been murdered, and are using this poignant anniversary to refresh their appeal.

Despite an on-going investigation and numerous appeals, those responsible have never been brought to justice and her body has never been found.