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Shelley remains in police care

Shelley Pratt, who went missing on 8 December was found by police yesterday Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

The teenager who had reportedly gone missing twice previously - was last seen on 8 December. Her parents made an appeal for her to come home in time for Christmas but hadn't seen her for weeks.

Police confirmed today a sighting had been reported to police yesterday and Shelley was now in their care.

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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
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