Urgent search for girl, possibly as young as six, spotted walking alone towards A3 at Horndean

POLICE are searching for a girl reportedly as young as six after a youngster was spotted walking alone in Horndean.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 2:11 pm

Officers have been combing the area near Morrison’s in Lakesmere Road this morning after members of the public called 999 just before 8am today.

They had seen the girl – described as being white and between six and 11, walking towards the A3.

Police said the girl was wearing pink and purple clothes, was carrying a rucksack, or several bags and blankets.

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Morrisons in Horndean, near where a young girl was seen sparking a police search following concerns for her welfare on April 15, 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Officers have not yet found her and have been carrying out the search as a ‘precaution’.

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Inspector Dean Juster said: ‘There may be reasonable explanation as to why this girl was on her own in this area at this time, however we have been alerted by passers-by that they were concerned about her welfare and as such we would really like to identify this girl to check that she is safe and well.

‘We have not received any reports of a missing child at this time, and the last sighting of this girl reported to us was just before 9am.

‘If you recognise the description of this girl, please give us a call on 101 and quote reference 338 of today.’

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