|The following message was received today from Avon and Somerset Police;
Detectives leading the search for missing 15-year-old girl Madison are appealing for anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact police urgently.
Madison, known as Maddie, has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday (26 April). She left her foster parents’ address in the Southmead area of Bristol saying she was going to the shops but never returned.
Detective Inspector Stuart Toms said: “It’s been 11 days now since anyone has heard from Maddie and we’re increasingly concerned for her safety.
“Maddie is known to use social media to meet new people who provide her with money and a place to stay.
“She’s a vulnerable teenage girl who is at risk of being exploited and we urgently need the public’s help to locate her and make sure she’s ok.
“Maddie – if you see this please let someone know you’re safe and well. Your family, foster parents and friends are worried about you.”
DI Toms added: “This is our third public appeal for information. Our previous appeals have not generated a great deal and so we’re asking people to share this appeal far and wide so we can reach as many people as possible. Maddie is very active on social media but she changes her accounts frequently. As well as appealing to anyone who might see Maddie to contact us, we’re also keen to hear from anyone who sees her online to get in touch.”
Madison is white, about 5ft tall and of average build with shoulder length brown hair.
Anyone who sees her is asked to call 999 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222098703.
Anyone with information about where Maddie might be or who sees her online should call 101 quoting the same reference.
If you can help, please complete our online appeals form.