Police are urgently appealing for information about a 12-year-old girl who has gone missing after only just moving to a part of London.
Mannat Mann was last seen near East London’s Wanstead Park, in Redbridge, at 1.45pm on Thursday, July 22. She has not been seen for nearly 48 hours.
As the family have only recently moved to the area, police say the girl is particularly vulnerable as she has no local contacts and doesn’t know the area well.
Mannat is Asian and has long dark hair. Pictures of her have circulated social media.
When she was last seen, she was described as wearing a white t-shirt and grey leggings with a white stripe.
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A sighting of Mannat on CCTV (Credit: Met Police)
Other than one potential sighting, there haven’t been any reports of her since she was announced missing on Thursday night (July 22).
Most of her family and friends live in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, police have reported, and she has some family in Hounslow.
Police in both areas are helping with the investigation, but so far the family say she hasn’t tried to make contact with her ties in either area.
Detective Sergeant Gurps Singh from the East Area Command Unit said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for Mannat’s wellbeing.”
He continued: “I’d urge anyone who lives in the Wanstead Park area to check their dash-cam and doorbell footage from yesterday afternoon through to this evening and to contact police if they have captured any sightings of Mannat.
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“We are also keeping an open mind as to whether she has travelled outside the London area, possibly back to the West Midlands.
“Our priority is to bring her home safely and any information that can assist in that effort could be vital.”
Police are asking anyone who has any information to call police on 999, using the reference CAD8090/23JUL.