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New appeal for missing teenager Kaylie Hatton

Police in Bexley have issued another appeal to help find a missing teenager they believe to be in the company of a significantly older man.

Missing Kaylie Hatton has not been seen since last Sunday. Credit: Police handout.

Kaylie Hatton, 16, climbed out of a window at her grandmother's home in Sidcup, Kent, in the early hours of last Saturday May 16, police said.

She was last seen with 51-year-old Fred Finch at a friend's house in Woolwich last Sunday evening. Kaylie was wearing a white top with a gold chain around the collar, black leggings and light brown Timberland boots. Police said Kaylie could pass for older than her 16 years.

Mr Finch who is missing from Eltham is white with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black/blue baseball cap, a black jacket, black jeans and black Nike trainers.

Police want any of Kaylie's friends who may have some information on his disappearance to come forward.

Kaylie's family are extremely worried about her and just want her home safe. They have not seen or heard from her for over a week now and urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen Kaylie or Fred Finch in the last week or have any information of where they could be to contact us immediately. From enquiries and possible sightings, we think they maybe in the southeast London area.

It is possible that someone knows where they could be and it is vital they speak to us to help officers with their enquiries to find these individuals safe and well as soon as possible.

– Bexley Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe

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Vulnerable missing teenage girl 'with 51-year-old man'

Police are attempting to find a vulnerable missing 16-year-old girl who is feared to be with a 51-year-old man.

Police are attempting to find a vulnerable missing 16-year-old girl along with 51-year-old Fred Finch. Credit: Police handout.

aylie Hatton, from Sidcup, was last seen on Sunday 17 May. She is believed to be in the company of Fred Finch, 51, and was last seen with him on Sunday. Police said they were "extremely concerned" for the teenager's welfare.

The 16-year-old is described as white with long blonde hair which may have been dyed dark, and was last seen wearing a white top with a gold chain around the collar, black leggings and light brown/tan Timberland boots.

Mr Finch is described as a white man with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black or blue baseball cap, a black jacket, black jeans and black Nike trainers. Officers believe that the pair may be in south-east London or in north Kent, possibly in Dartford.

Police have urged anyone who has seen either Kaylie Hatton or Fred Finch to call Bexley Missing Persons Unit Unit on 07774 286 077 or 101.

Woman stabbed with scissors in Sidcup

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed with a pair of scissors in Sidcup last night.

The 24 year old victim was at home with her partner when a man entered the property near Cleve Road and attacked her. He then ran off.

This is an appalling crime but I would like to reassure the community of Bexley that my team are actively hunting for the person responsible so that he can be arrested at the earliest opportunity.

I would appeal to anyone who may have seen a male running in the Cleve Road area at around 23:30hrs last night or anyone with information regarding this attack to contact Bexley CID on 0208 284 9257 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes of Bexley Police

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Police urge victims of paedophile to come forward

Former police community support officer Billy Wheatly was jailed for 5 and a half years yesterday

Police are urging victims of a known paedophile from Sidcup to come forward.

Former police community support officer Billy Wheatly was jailed for 5 and a half years yesterday for 18 offences. Officers want to hear from anyone else he may have targeted.

Sidcup restaurant fire

Twenty one people were forced to evacuate their homes this morning after a fire at a restaurant in Sidcup.

It took crews nearly two hours to bring the blaze under control.

No one is though to have been injured.

NHS trust goes into administration

The trust runs Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich and the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley. Credit: London Tonight

An NHS Trust which is losing a million pounds a week has become the first in the country to be put under the control of a special administrator.

South London Healthcare NHS Trust runs Queen Mary's in Sidcup, the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich and the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.

The government has appointed Matthew Kershaw, a former NHS chief executive, to get the trust back on track following criticism of standards and a defecit of more than 150 million pounds.

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