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Thirteen-year-old Tanisha Day, who went missing last night in Manchester city centre, has returned home safe and well.
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Police in Manchester are appealing for help to trace a missing 13-year-old girl who was last seen going off with an older man.
Tanisha Day was last seen on Jutland Street near to the junction with Ducie Street in the city centre just after midnight.
She walked off along the Rochdale Canal with an older man, described as being of mixed race, in his 20s, 5ft 9in tall with a bald head and wearing a grey jumper with red, black and white writing on and red ‘chinos’ and red Nike trainers.
She has not been seen since.
She left two friends behind and when they attempted to follow her they were stopped by a man described as being of mixed race, with shoulder length dreadlocks, 6ft 3in tall and wearing a shiny black tracksuit and who was riding a black/blue/white mountain bike.
Tanisha had earlier been in Piccadilly Garden near to the Big wheel and is believed to have walked from Piccadilly Gardens to Jutland Street at about 11pm.
She is described as black, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build, with black ‘afro’ hair and when she was last seen she was wearing a plain black v-neck vest, grey jeans and maroon/red plimsolls with gold writing on.
Inspector Neil McClure, said: “Tanisha is just 13 years old and has been missing overnight so we are obviously concerned for her safety.
“We have been able to establish that she went off with a man who appeared to be considerably older and this has added to our worry as we simply don’t know who this person is and what his motivation for going off with her might be.
“Were you in Piccadilly Gardens last night and do you recognise the description of the two men? If so, please call us.
“Also, if you know where Tanisha is, the police would urge you to call us immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3871.