Family of missing girl meets experts in city

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THE mother of a girl who vanished more than 30 years will meet a group that helps families of those who go missing abroad.

It comes as Sharon Lee, 59, of Gosport, spoke to experts at a major international conference on missing people at the University of Portsmouth.

Mrs Lee’s daughter Katrice went missing back on November 28, 1981 on her second birthday.

She had taken Katrice to a supermarket in Paderborn, West Germany, when the toddler vanished.

As reported yesterday, Mrs Lee spoke to the assembled experts and academics about the difficulties she faced after Katrice went missing.

Today she will return to the three-day conference to meet the chief executive of Missing Abroad.

It works with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to help those whose loved ones go missing in a foreign country.

It comes as Mrs Lee called for more funding or a new organisation to help people who are in her position and face difficulties.