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Mother's 'come home' plea to missing Alicia

The mother of a missing teenager has appealed for her daughter to come home.

Police looking for 14-year-old Alicia Moran have issued a picture of a man they want to speak to

Alicia was last seen at her address in the Linthwaite area of Huddersfield at about 4.30pm on Sunday and West Yorkshire Police said officers and her family are "very concerned for her welfare".

Detectives believe she may be in Manchester and have issued a picture of man who has been seen with her.

Her mother, Gemma Watson, said: "All I want is for Alicia to come home. She is only 14 and I am very worried about her and just want to know she is safe."

In a statement issued by West Yorkshire Police, she said: " She isn't in any trouble - all I am concerned about is her coming home safely.

"The public's response in helping in the search has been fantastic and I would ask everyone to keep on pushing the message through social media."

Ms Watson and Alicia's stepfather have also posted CCTV pictures on Facebook of her daughter holding hands with a man walking in Manchester city centre.

They said on a local village news page: "Please can we get these photos out, please share ...I need to find out who this boy is .. Alicia has been missing since 4.30ish on 16th April, she is a very vulnerable girl, she has been spotted in Manchester, and around Piccadilly Station.. PLEASE SHARE."

Detective Inspector Craig McKay said: "We are continuing inquiries to find Alicia and are very concerned for her welfare, as are her parents.

"We do now believe she is in the Manchester area and would like to speak to the man pictured who she has been seen with.

"I would ask that man, Alicia, anyone who can identify this male, or anyone who has any information about Alicia's whereabouts to contact Kirkless CID at West Yorkshire Police on 101 referencing West Yorkshire Police log 618 of April 16."

Ali cia is described as slim and 5ft 4ins with her hair in a messy bun. She was last seen wearing a black woolly coat and a mini dress.


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