Concern for missing Barnstaple girl, 13

There is concern for missing 13-year-old Ellie Palmer-Welsh.

There is concern for missing 13-year-old Ellie Palmer-Welsh. - Credit: Archant

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing teenage girl from North Devon.

A CCTV still shows Ellie on the North Bound Platform at Tiverton Parkway Train Station at 7.27pm on

A CCTV still shows Ellie on the North Bound Platform at Tiverton Parkway Train Station at 7.27pm on Thursday, August 30. - Credit: Archant

Ellie Palmer-Welsh, aged 13, was last seen at her home in Barnstaple yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

She was last seen wearing black jeans, a grey t-shirt and a pink sweater, and is described as white, slim, under five feet tall, with green eyes and brown hair worn in a ponytail.

A CCTV image released by police shows her on the northbound platform at Tiverton Parkway rail station at 7.27pm last night (Thursday).

Police believe she could have travelled to Manchester by train.

If you have seen Ellie, please call 999 and quote log 711 of August 30.

If you have seen Ellie, please call 999 and quote log 711 of August 30. - Credit: Archant


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A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Ellie has links to locations across Devon, but police have reason to believe that she may have travelled to Manchester by train.

“The police and her family are concerned for her safety, and are desperate to hear from her to ensure she is okay.

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“If Ellie sees this appeal, please contact your family or the police and let us know that you are safe.”

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ellie is asked to call the police immediately on 999, quoting log 711 for August 30.

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