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Appeal to locate teenage girl missing from state's south

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 06:08:46 AM

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a teenage girl missing from the state’s south.

Hayley Waplington, aged 17, was last seen at Wollongong train station about 2.25pm yesterday (Monday 11 July 2022) after travelling from Bega.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District were notified she was missing after she failed to arrive in Nowra and commenced inquiries to locate her.

Family and police hold concerns for her welfare due to her age and disappearance being out of character.

Hayley is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 170cm and 180cm tall, of thin build, with brown and purple hair.

She was last seen wearing a black ‘LA gear’ hoodie, with grey track pants and black Nike TN shoes with pink laces.

Anyone with information about Hayley’s whereabouts is urged to contact 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.