Appeal to trace missing Sunderland girl

Leanne Bell left home on December 26th and has not returned Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing girl from Sunderland.

15-year-old Leanne Bell, from Hawthorn Avenue, left her home address on December 26th.

Following enquiries, it is believed that Leanne is in the Leeds area.

Officers have spoken to the teenager by phone, but she has refused to say precisely where she is staying.

Leanne is described as being 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with long brown hair with extensions.

She was last seen wearing pink jeans, a red jacket and black Ugg-style boots.

"We are appealing for anyone who has seen Leanne to contact us.

Although she has told us that she is safe and well, we still need to find her and bring her home."

  • Detective Inspector Mark Ord

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