Appeal to locate girl missing from Lake Macquarie

Friday, 17 November 2023 06:19:12 PM

PLEASE NOTE: An image of the missing person is available on NSW Police Force social media pages.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a girl missing from the Lake Macquarie area.

Charlotte Oates, aged 12, was last seen on Montgomery Street, Argenton, about 10.30am on Tuesday 14 November 2023.

When she could not be contacted or located, officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police Area Command were notified and commenced inquiries into her whereabouts.

Police and family hold concerns for her welfare due to Charlotte’s young age.

Charlotte is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a fair complexion and freckles, about 160cm tall with medium build, and mid-length dark wavy hair which may now be dyed red.

She was last seen wearing a black Champion jumper, dark short tights, a t-shirt and joggers, and was carrying a small black Nike backpack with a burn mark on the front.

Anyone with information into her whereabouts is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.