Police search after Shelfield teen goes missing

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenage girl who has gone missing from her home in Walsall.

Leanne Pollitt, who is missing from her Shelfield home.

Leanne Pollitt, who is missing from her Shelfield home.

Leanne Pollitt left her home in Oak Road, Shelfield on New Year’s Eve but has failed to return home and was reported missing to police just after 11pm.

The 16-year-old is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall, medium build, long blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black waist-length coat and black trousers – she also wears a stud on the right side of her top lip.

Officers have been following a number of lines of enquiry and believe she is in the Walsall area.

PC Ben Cooper, from Walsall Police, said: “We want to find Leanne as quickly as possible and would ask anyone who has seen her to come forward and contact us.

“I would also appeal directly to Leanne to get in touch and let us know that she is safe and well.”

Anyone with information should call Walsall Police on 101 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.

*unedited press release from West Midlands Police.

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