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Dozens join police search for missing 16-year-old girl from Havant

Credit: Hampshire Police

Dozens of volunteers have joined a police search for a missing 16-year-old girl from Havant.

Louise was last seen on Friday May 8 in the Somborne Drive area of the town.

She has not been in contact with family since then, which is very out of character for her.

Officers are urging anyone who may have witnessed anything significant, or captured anything on video, during the VE Day celebrations to get in touch.

Louise is described as:

  • White
  • Around 5ft 2ins tall
  • Slim build
  • Straight, black, shoulder-length hair

Officers have been conducting extensive enquiries and searches in Leigh Park and Havant as well as the Havant Thicket and Staunton Country Park areas.

We know a lot of people would have been out on their driveways on VE Day, and may have been filming the celebrations in their neighbourhood on camera or mobile phone.

"If you were out celebrating or filming on VE Day in Leigh Park, we ask you to please take a look back over your footage to see if you captured Louise walking by.

"Perhaps you drove through the area on VE Day and saw someone matching Louise’s description, or caught her on Dash Cam. Please check your Dash Cam footage from this day to see if it captured anything that could help our investigation.

"I would like to thank the public for all their support, as I know this will be concerning for the community.

"We are still treating this as a missing person investigation, and our priority is to find Louise and make sure she is safe.

"Louise, if you are reading this, please call us and let us know you are ok. We just want to know that you are safe.

"If you feel you cannot call us, then please call a friend or a loved one – we need to know that you are ok."

– Chief Inspector Alex Reading, Hampshire Police

It is thought that Louise could be wearing black jeans, a black and white striped T-shirt, black trainers and a black coat with a fur hood.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting 44200163113, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also submit information online by clicking here.