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Public thanked for help over search for missing Penrith teenager

Members of the public have been thanked for assisting the police with their search for missing Penrith mum, Catalina Covaci.

The 15-year-old has not been seen since 19th December, when she left her home with her six-month-old son Ricardo.

Police launched an appeal to trace a lady seen speaking to Ms Covaci at Manchester Piccadilly station on the afternoon of 19th December.

A CCTV image of the lady was released, and four phone calls have been received offering information, including one from the commuter who was speaking to Ms Covaci.

“We want to thank everyone who has taken the time to look at Catalina and Ricardo’s photographs and phone in with information.

"The information we have received has been helpful and each potential sighting has been followed up.

“Catalina and Ricardo have been missing for over a month. At this stage in the investigation, the smallest piece of information could make a big difference to us so I’d urge anyone who can, to call us and help.

"These two children are vulnerable and need to be located, quickly. Please, if you know where they are or if you think you have seen them, get in touch.”

– Detective Inspector Furzana Nazir, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information is asked to ring Cumbria Police by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers to provide information anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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