Police investigating possible sightings of missing teen

Jade Lynch
Jade Lynch

Police have received a “vast amount” of information from the public in the search for missing teenager Jade Lynch.

Cheshire Police have said they are following a number of “promising lines of enquiry” from across the country thanks to the public after they appealed for information after the 14-year-old went missing in St Helens 11 days ago.

Detective Superintendent Jon Betts said: “Over the last 24 hours we have received a vast amount of information from the public following the appeal for information into Jade’s whereabouts.

“We are following up a number of promising lines of enquiry at various locations across the country.

“One of the lines of enquiry concerns information relating to possible sightings of Jade in Manchester City Centre, but this is only one of the many enquiries officers are following up and we are working with our partners and colleagues in Manchester.”

Jade is originally from Warrington but was residing in St Helens at the time of her disappearance on Saturday, March 26.

The teenager left her home on Denton Green Lane at approximately 1pm to go to St Helens town centre with her two younger brothers.

She told her brothers that she was going to meet someone and they parted company in the Duke Street area of St Helens, she has not been in contact with family or friends since.

Jade is described as white, approximately 5ft 6 inches tall, of medium build, with long straight black hair. At the time she was last seen she was wearing a black hoodie, which black trousers and white Nike trainers.

Detective Superintendent Betts said: “I am asking for the continued support of the public and the media in helping to locate Jade by reporting any sightings of her. I would also ask anyone who sees someone matching Jade’s description to call us immediately, every bit of information could provide a vital clue in locating Jade.”

“This is a missing persons enquiry and we are doing everything we can to locate her. We remain really concerned about her safety due to her vulnerability. She is only 14 years old and does not have access to any money.

“I would appeal directly to Jade herself to make contact with police and let us know that she is safe and well. Jade you are not in any trouble, your sister and your Nan are really worried about you and they need to know you are ok, please get in touch with them or dial 101 and ask for Cheshire Police .

“We would also appeal to anyone that may have seen Jade since she went missing on the 26th March or know the whereabouts of Jade to get in touch.”

Anyone within any information in relation to the whereabouts of Jade is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 257 of 29/3/2016. Alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.