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Concern for two missing Northern Ireland teens Katie Lilburn and Darren Braxton

By Allan Preston

Police in Northern Ireland have appealed to the public for help in its search for two missing teenagers.

Police and the families of the missing girl and boy have said they are becoming increasingly concerned.

Both teenagers have been missing for more than a week, and are understood to be together.

Katie Jackson Lilburn (14) was last seen in the Saintfield area of Co Down more than a week ago, on Friday, April 7.

It is believed she may now be in the Belfast area. She is described as being approximately 5ft 4ins in height, of slim build, with blue eyes and very long blonde hair with red ends.

When last seen she was wearing black jeans, a grey and black striped zip-up top, black Nike trainers, and was carrying a black Adidas bag.

Darren Braxton (15) - who is also known as Darren Rossbottom - was last seen in the Loughview village area of Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, on Tuesday, April 4.

He is described as being approximately 5ft 11ins tall, of slight build, and with short, light brown hair.

Police believe the teenagers are in each other's company and have been for a number of days.

The PSNI has urged the teenagers - or anyone who knows of their whereabouts - to make contact with police at Lisburn Road station by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 910 April 6 for Katie, and reference number 1096 April 4 for Darren.

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