Tuesday, 3 October 2006 - 9:58am |
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Birkdale Teenager Reported Missing

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North Shore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating the whereabouts of a 14-year old girl, who has been missing from her home in the suburb of Birkdale, for the past fortnight.

Rhiannon HUGHES is aged 14 years. She was last seen by her mother at about 11.00pm on Tuesday 19 September 2006. At the time she was at a relative's address in Salisbury Road in Birkdale. Since then there's been no further sightings of the girl.

"We are keeping an open mind as to her whereabouts. The girl may be with another person from college," said North Shore Police Youth Aid Officer Constable Scott Norris.

"This teenager is only 14 years of age. Her safety and well being is a priority for Police. Her parents are very concerned that she has been missing for more than two weeks. "

Police have issued a description of the missing girl.

HUGHES /Rhiannon

Female - European

DOB 23/05/1992 - age 14 years

170 cm in height - tall for her age

Long brown hair - Hazel coloured eyes

Last seen wearing - red converse shoes, green jacket with fur on the hood.

"Rhiannon HUGHES is friendly with a 16 year old male, Frederick [Fred] MANNERS whom she considers is her boyfriend. The two are likely to be together and could be in the wider Auckland region. They do not have a vehicle so travel mode is unknown."

"Frederick [Fred] MANNERS is a male Maori, 16 years of age, who was last seen at his home in Beachhaven on Sunday 17 September 2006. Fred called his mother by phone the next day saying he was in Glen Innes but nothing has been heard from him since. MANNERS is also a student at Birkenhead College," Constable Norris said.

Anyone with information on Rhiannon HUGHES whereabouts can contact Constable Scott Norris - North Shore Police Youth Aid Officer, North Shore Police Centre Telephone 09 477 5306