Police are urgently appealing for witnesses who may have seen a missing 11-year-old girl from Bolton.
Fatuma Kadir was reported missing just before 10.45pm on Thursday night.
She was seen to have boarded a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 9.27pm to Birmingham New Street before getting onto another train at 11.10pm to London Euston, arriving at 1.13am on Friday.
CCTV enquiries have shown that the girl was travelling with a man and a woman. Police have released a CCTV image of the trio in the hopes that anyone with information or who may have seen them will come forward in a bid to find the girl’s whereabouts.
Fatuma is described as an Asian female and of slim build. She was last seen wearing a black headscarf and black dress and was in company of a woman who is described as black, of slim build, wearing a light blue tunic, black pants and black trainers with a white sole.
The woman’s face was covered with a white face mask and she was carrying an orange carrier bag.
Fatuma was last seen leaving Euston station alone onto Eversholt Street towards Euston Road.
A statement from Fatuma’s parents said: “Fatuma we miss you, you are not in any trouble and we want you to come home. We want to at least know you are safe, and again you are not in any trouble.
“Please contact us direct or the police and to the public, if anyone knows where she is or has seen her please get in touch with the police. We are in a state of shock. We want to know where she is, who she’s with, but most of all, that she’s safe. Fatuma, please come home.”
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rollinson, from Bolton district, said: “We are understandably extremely concerned about the welfare of this young girl who was reported missing to us… as it would seem extremely out of character…
“We want to ensure that the girl is safe and well and would ask for anyone with information – no matter how small it may be – to come forward. Anyone with information can 0161 856 5757 quoting log number 3275 of 22/07/2021 or report it online at www.gmp.police.uk. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”