Missing teen: parents' appeal

The parents of missing 14-year old Shelley Pratt talk to London Tonight.

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New photos released of missing teen

The family of missing teenager Shelley Pratt have released new photos of her in the hope someone might recognise her.

Shelley went missing 5 weeks ago.

She hasn't been seen since.

Shelley Pratt with her two younger brothers
Shelley Pratt with her two younger siblings. Credit: Family Photo
Shelley Pratt, the 14-year-old missing from her Croydon home
Shelley Pratt, the 14-year-old missing from her Croydon home Credit: Family Photo
Shelley and her father
Shelley and her father Credit: Family Photo

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Shelley Pratt - last known movements

Shelley Pratt
Shelley Pratt, the 14-year-old missing from her Croydon home Credit: Metropolitan Police

Shelley Pratt vanished on the way home from school five weeks ago.

She was last seen talking to an unknown man.

She was still in school -trousers and a purple hooded top with an I Love London slogan.

CCTV showing Shelley talking to an unknown man
CCTV showing Shelley talking to an unknown man Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire/Press Association Images

After talking to the mystery man, who also approached other women in the centre of Croydon, South London, -her Oyster travel card was used on another bus.

Shelley is described as 5ft 7in, brown haired.

She's had absolutely no contact with friends or family since her disappearance and it is possible that she may be with someone, perhaps in a house or a flat.

Parents of missing teenager won't turn on Christmas lights until she's found

The parents of missing teenager Shelley Pratt say they won't turn on the Christmas lights at their house until she has been found.

Shelley went missing five weeks ago.

She was last seen at around 3.30pm on Thursday, November 8, after she got off a 196 bus on Portland Road outside the Harris Academy.

Parents won't turn on Christmas lights until she is found Credit: ITV News
Shelley has been missing for five weeks now Credit: ITV News

Fresh CCTV picture of missing teen

Shelley Pratt was pictured on CCTV walking along the High Street in Croydon with a young black man. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police investigating the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl from Croydon, have released a new CCTV picture from the night she went missing.

The image, which was taken at around 00:13 on Friday 9th November, shows Shelley Pratt walking along the High Street in Croydon with a young black man.

Shortly after that, Shelley's Oyster card was used to board a number 60 bus towards Coulsdon.

Policing are appealing for help in tracing her, or identifying the man she was pictured with.

Shelley Pratt has been missing since November. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Shelley's parents, Lisa and Tony Pratt, have begged her to come home in time for Christmas.

They said: "You're not in trouble. We love you and we miss you and just want you home, without you there will be no Christmas. Your presents are under the tree waiting for you. We are all missing you like mad. We love you, please please come home."

Police release CCTV picture of missing teen

Shelley is seen at the bottom of this image, wearing a dark purple hooded jumper with the slogan 'I love [heart symbol] London.' Credit: Metropolitan Police.

Police investigating the disappearance of missing teenager Shelley Pratt have released CCTV images of her last confirmed sighting in Croydon.

The pictures, which were taken at around 21:30 on the 8th of November, show the 14-year-old at George Street tram stop in Croydon Town Centre. It is not known if she boarded a tram.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dunne said: "It has now been three-and-half weeks since Shelley went missing and concerns for her safety are understandably increasing by the day.

"Shelley has had absolutely no contact with friends or family since her disappearance. It is possible that Shelley may be with someone, perhaps in a house or a flat.

"I am encouraging people, particularly Croydon residents, to be 'nosey neighbours' and be extra vigilant as to the movements of any young people who are new to the area."

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