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Appeal to find children missing from Northern NSW

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 05:28:51 PM

PLEASE NOTE: An image of the missing boy and girl will be posted to NSW Police Force social media pages



Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a boy and a girl missing from the state’s Northern Rivers region.


Reginald Ayling and Laura Stephens, both aged 13, were last seen about 12pm yesterday (Monday 17 May 2021), outside a school on Cawley Close, Alstonville.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District were alerted when the children could not be located and an investigation into their whereabouts began.

There are concerns for their welfare due to the age of the children

Reginald was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, shorts and carrying a black backpack. He is described as Caucasian appearance, dark brown curly hair, 170cm tall and thin build

Laura was last seen wearing a black hoodie, grey trackpants, boots and carrying a shoulder bag. She is described as Caucasian appearance, light brown hair, 160cm tall and thin build.

Police urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of Reginald and Laura to contact Ballina Police Station 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.