Concern is growing for a teenager who has been missing for more than a week.
Jade Lynch has not been seen since she left her home on Denton Green Lane, St Helens, at around 1pm on Saturday, March 26.
She headed to St Helens town centre with her two younger brothers but said she was going to meet someone and they parted ways. The 14-year-old has not been seen or heard from since.
Cheshire Police Detective Superintendent Jon Betts said: “Jade is a young 14-year-old girl who has now been missing for nine days, and we are becoming increasingly concerned about her safety.
“Following enquires we can now confirm that Jade left her address on Denton Green Lane at approximately 1pm on Saturday March 26 heading for St Helens town centre with her two younger brothers.
“Whilst on her way to town Jade then told her brothers that she was going to meet somebody and they parted company in the Duke Street area of St Helens. Jade has not been seen or heard from since.
“Jade is an extremely vulnerable person and we do not believe that she has access to any cash or mobile phones, which is causing growing concerns.”
Jade, who is originally from Warrington, 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 added: “We are currently following a number of lines of enquiry and as part of the investigation I am keen to hear from anyone who believes that they may have seen Jade, or anyone matching her description, over the past nine days.
“We know that Jade has links to the Merseyside and Manchester areas, but speaking to friends and family we also believe that she may also have links as far north as Cumbria and as far south as Bristol, so we are keen to hear from anyone in those areas who thinks they may have information that could assist our enquires.
“I would also like to appeal to Jade directly and ask her to contact us to let us know that you are OK. We are working closely with your friends and family who are increasingly worried about you and want to know that you are safe and well.”
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.