24 March 2006

Jessica Tilbury

Appeal for information with regards to missing local girl

We are growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of fifteen year old Jessica Tilbury.

The last reported sighting of Jessica was on Sunday 19 March 2006 at approximately 23:15 getting off a bus in Burnt Ash Hill, London SE12. It has been reported to police by Jessica's friend who was travelling with her that Jessica left the bus to speak to two young men whom she thought she knew. It is believed Jessica may have walked in the direction of Lee, London SE12 at approximately 23:30 in the company of the two men. Jessica has not been seen or heard from since.

Jessica has gone missing before but has always kept in touch and returned after a short period of time. Jessica is known to use public transport in London and Kent.
Acting Detective Sergeant Declan Goddard of Lewisham CID said: "We are now very concerned about Jessica as she has not been in touch with any of her family or friends.

"I would like appeal directly to anyone who has seen or spoken to Jessica since Sunday or anyone who may have heard of her whereabouts to contact police as soon as possible.

"I would like to assure anyone contacting the police, in particular any younger members of the community, that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity.

"I would also like to appeal to Jessica directly and ask her to contact the police or if she prefers the National Missing Persons help line on 0808 800 70 70.

"Jessica is not in any trouble and our main concern is her welfare."
Jessica is a white and has fair complexion. She is of thin build and has black hair which she sometimes wears in a ponytail.

It is believed that on the day Jessica went missing she was wearing a white shirt, a grey fur-trimmed cardigan and blue jeans. She was also wearing a casual jacket which has fur trimming on the hood and black suede boots. It is believed that Jessica was also wearing a yellow metal teddy bear and clown on two yellow metal necklace's.

The two young men Jessica was seen with are described as:
Man one: White, approximately sixteen years old and possibly wearing a dark hooded top and Reebok Trainer. Man two: White, approximately eighteen to nineteen years old. This man has fair or ginger hair, blue eye's and was also wearing a dark hooded top and trainers.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Lewisham CID on 020 8297 1212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Please click on this link for a photograph of Jessica.

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