Throughout our search for Esme, we were very fortunate to have the support of the local community, Esme's school, her friends, the public and the media, and it was as a direct result of the media activity that she was found.
We have seen huge use of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, throughout our search and this has been really beneficial but we would now ask that these pages are taken down.
This has been a very distressing time for Esme and her family and we would ask that that their privacy is respected.
It is unclear what has happened and where she has been, and establishing that is obviously a priority for us, as is ensuring her health and welfare, and continuing to support her family.
– Detective Superintendent Jon Savell, Surrey Police
Detectives from the Met and Surrey police forces have launched a fresh appeal today to trace missing 14 year old Esme Smith, after she disappeared from her home town of Farnham, Surrey more than a week ago.
Esme was last seen over a week ago in the CCTV pictures above, near Charing Cross station on the evening of September 12th.
Today, Detective Superintendent Jon Savell, Head of Surrey Police Public Protection, said Esme's disappearance was "deeply concerning" and that she had still failed to make contact with friends or family since her disappearance.
He added, "We continue to urge anyone who believes they may have seen Esme since she went missing to share this information with detectives and help bring her home".
The father of missing teenager Esme Smith has spoken of his fears for her safety after she went missing nine days ago.
Nato commander Mark Smith said the family were clueless as to her whereabouts. Esme has not been in touch with her family since her disappearance. She was last seen on CCTV at Charing Cross station around 5.30pm on September 12th.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Mr Smith said: "We are worried sick. She's just gone to ground. We're baffled. We are working very closely with the police and doing everything through them. They are doing a great job."
Sian Smith, the sister of missing Farnham teenager, Esme Smith who has not been seen for a week, has made a direct plea for the 14-year-old to contact her family or friends and return home.
Esme was wearing her school uniform when she left All Hallows School in Farnham at 3.15pm on September 12th when she told friends she was going to Woking and then to a party. She changed out of her uniform at Aldershot rail station and then got on a train to Waterloo. Esme has not been seen since.