Missing teenager thought to be in Manchester amid renewed appeal

Emma Goddard disappeared from Stevenson in Ayrshire last week and is now thought to have travelled to England.

Missing Scots teenager caught on CCTV in Manchester as police renew appeal over disappearance Police Scotland

A teenager who disappeared from Ayrshire is thought to have travelled to Manchester as investigators issued a renewed appeal for information on her whereabouts.

Emma Goddard was captured on CCTV footage in the Market Street area of the English city at around 9pm on Monday, September 5.

The 14-year-old was reported missing from Stevenson four days earlier on September 1 and concerns are now growing for her welfare.

Images obtained from security cameras previously picked her up at a branch of McDonald’s near Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square.

The 14-year-old was previously spotted in a branch of McDonald's in Edinburgh.

Police Scotland say they are now working with forces South of the Border to locate her but have asked anyone with information that could lead to her being found to come forward and share it immediately.

Emma is described as white, around 5ft 5in in height, with short red/auburn hair, which may now be coloured with a blue dye.

She wears glasses and was last seen wearing black clothing with a blue jacket and carrying several black bags.

Inspector Jamie Lyall said: “Since Emma was reported missing we have been carrying out significant enquiries and it is now believed that Emma has travelled to the Manchester area.

“I am appealing for anyone with any information on Emma’s whereabouts to contact us. I would also appeal to Emma herself to get in touch with us or family and friends.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 3469 of Thursday, September 1.

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