Further appeal to find missing Sunderland girl

Gail Huggins and her daughter India Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have made a further appeal to trace a missing teenage girl from Sunderland.

Officers now believe the girl to be with her mother.

Last week officers appealed for help to trace 17-year-old India Huggins who went missing from her home on Hadrian Street on Thursday 14 September.

It was thought that India - who needs a wheelchair to move around - was in the company of an older woman.

Police now believe that the woman in question is India's mother Gail Huggins, 50, who is believed to be missing with India.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for India's welfare and need to speak to both her and Gail to make sure they're okay.

India is described as:

  • White
  • 5ft3in
  • Mousey coloured, shoulder length hair

India's mother, Gail, is described as:

  • White
  • 5ft2in tall
  • long straight brown and dark red hair
  • brown eyes

India, Gail, or anyone who knows their whereabouts is asked to contact police.