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Concern for missing Kent teenager

Police are growing increasingly concerned over a 16-year-old girl and a 51-year-old man who have been missing for a week.

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

Missing Teenager Kaylie Hatton Credit: Met Police/PA Wire

She is believed to be in the company of a man police named as Fred Finch.

Kaylie is thought to be with Fred Finch Credit: Met Police/PA Wire

Detective Sergeant Graham Scott said the pair are "high-risk missing persons".

He said Kaylie had had an argument with her grandmother on the Friday night, and had then decided to leave in the early hours of Saturday morning.

We have had some unconfirmed sightings over the past week and we think they might be using swimming pools and leisure centres to grab a shower."

The pair had been seen on a 96 bus in the Welling/Crayford area.

The last proof of life we have got is Sunday night between 4pm and 8pm at a friend's address

– Det Sgt Graham Scott

Mr Scott said Kaylie is "distinctive" and could pass for a 21-year-old. She is described as a white female with long blonde hair which may have been dyed dark.

The teenager was last seen wearing a white top with a gold chain around the collar, black leggings and light brown/tan Timberland boots.

Finch, from Eltham in south east London, is described as a white man with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black/blue baseball cap, a black jacket, black jeans and black Nike trainers.

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Oxfordshire engineer's 'Jetbike' prepares for 400mph land speed record

It can reach speeds of more than 400 miles per hour, covering a distance of 586 feet, the length of a football pitch, every second.

It's all part of preparations to beat the world record later this year on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, America.

Jetbike will be tested in West Wales on Saturday Credit: World Reach Comms

In 1999, Richard Brown rode his rocket powered creation Mach 3 Challenger to an officially recorded speed of 332.887mph, the fasted speed at that time.

Richard with his Mach 3 Challenger, similar to Jet Reaction in 1999 Credit: World Reach Comms

Since then the record has been set at over 370mph, and he's now attempting to win it back.

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