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Police appeal over missing 12-year-old girls

Jasmine Thornber, from Blackburn, and Michaela Wotherspoon, from Darwen, left their homes to meet each other in Lancashire on Sunday.

Police are appealing for information to help find two missing 12-year-old girls.

Jasmine Thornber, from Blackburn, and Michaela Wotherspoon, from Darwen, left their homes on Sunday afternoon to meet each other but did not return as expected.

Sergeant Kevin Jones, of Lancashire Police, said: “Jasmine and Michaela are vulnerable given their young ages and so we are doing everything we can to find them.

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Jasmine Thornber is one of two 12-year-old schoolgirls who went missing on Sunday afternoon (Child Rescue Alert/PA)

“It may be that they have stayed at a friend’s house who might not know that they are missing. The parents of these girls are extremely anxious to be reunited with their daughters.

“If you have seen them or know where they are, please contact the police immediately.”

The pair are believed to be in the Galligreaves area of Blackburn.

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Michaela Wotherspoon also went missing on Sunday (Child Rescue Alert/PA)

Jasmine is described as white, 5ft 3ins, of slim build with long dark hair.

She was last seen wearing a black crop top, black leggings, a black jacket and white trainers.

Michaela is described as white, 5ft 8ins, of slim build with long dark brown hair.

When last seen she was wearing a royal blue Adidas top and light blue leggings with white trainers.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting log number 1717 of July 16.

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