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Appeal to locate missing girl - Nelson Bay

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 06:45:17 PM

Please note: An image of the missing person is available on NSW Police Force social media sites.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a girl missing from the Hunter region.

Sophie Fletcher, age 12, was last seen leaving Newcastle Interchange on a bus headed to the Nelson Bay area about 1.40pm on Monday (13 May 2024).

Police believe she may have boarded a train at Newcastle Interchange about 4pm the same day.

When she could not be located or contacted, Sophie was reported missing about 5pm that day.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District commenced inquiries to locate her.

Police and family hold concerns for her welfare.

Sophie is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of thin build with black hair.

She was last seen with her hair in two pigtails, wearing denim shorts, a black hoodie, white socks and white slide sandals, carrying a black backpack.

Sophie is known to frequent the Rutherford, Newcastle and Liverpool areas.

Anyone with information into her whereabouts or sights Sophie is urged to contact Port Stephens-Hunter Police District or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.