17-year-old girl is missing

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has gone missing from the Ringwood area.

Unconfirmed sightings of missing girl

Police have received a large number of calls giving details of unconfirmed sightings of missing 17-year-old Suong Thi Bui.

These sightings go as far east as Chichester in Sussex, as far west as Blandford Forum in Dorset and some as far away as London.

All of these lines of enquiry are being followed up today. These enquiries have been prioritised based on description, location and other aspects of the circumstances.

Suong was last seen at her home in Lawrence Road, Ringwood, at 4am Saturday, October 19. She speaks little English and has no means of buying food or lodgings for herself.

I would like to thank the public for an excellent response to our media appeal. This has given us some encouraging lines of enquiry to follow up.

Anyone who thinks they have seen Suong, but who hasn’t yet contacted the police, is encouraged to ring me or Detective Sergeant Will Whale at Southampton Central on 101 to report sightings.

– Detective Inspector Jim Park

Police concerned for welfare of missing teenager

We have concerns for Suong’s welfare and would appeal to her to contact us to let us know she’s safe. It is believed that she may have tried to travel to London, possibly the Camberwell Green area. Have you seen her or someone matching her description? Or do you know where she is? Please call us with any information.

– Detective Inspector Phil Scrase, Hampshire police

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shirley CID on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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Missing teenager speaks very little English

Suong Thi Bui hasn't been since yesterday Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has gone missing from the Ringwood area. Suong Thi Bui is believed to have left a house in Lawrence Way, Ringwood, between 4am and 10 am on Saturday, October 19. She hasn’t been seen since.

She is a Vietnamese girl who speaks very little English. She is described as about 5ft tall and of a slim build. She may be wearing a beige jumper with pink flowers around the chest area, black leggings or tight blue jeans and black baseball-boot type trainers. She may be carrying a brown handbag.