Saidatu Jalloh: Urgent appeal to find missing teenage girl last seen 10 months ago

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The Met’s first appeal for the teenager was on December 8, 2022, in a social media post on Twitter as they said she could be "anywhere in the UK."

Police have launched an urgent appeal to find a missing school girl 10 months after her disappearance.

Saidatu Jalloh, who was 14 at the time and is now 15, was reported as a missing person by staff at her school in Lambeth on March 9 2022.

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Police said she had been registered at the school since January 24 2022 and little was known about her.

When the school was informed that she had left the area and would not be returning they raised their concerns with the police.

Officers visited the address provided on Saidatu’s school registration.

A post-mortem examination confirmed he died from compression to the neck, police said. Photo: GettyA post-mortem examination confirmed he died from compression to the neck, police said. Photo: Getty
A post-mortem examination confirmed he died from compression to the neck, police said. Photo: Getty | Getty Images

They were told she had been picked up by her mother days earlier and that she was no longer staying there.

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Police said there was no evidence at the time to disprove this account.

The Met’s first appeal for the teenager was on December 8, 2022, in a social media post on Twitter as they said she could be "anywhere in the UK."

In a statement a spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Enquiries at the address provided on her school registration have not led to her being found.

"It is understood Saidatu had only recently arrived in the UK although no records of anyone of the same name entering the country have been found, suggesting that she may also go by other names.

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"While there is no indication that she has come to harm, the circumstances of her arrival in the UK and her subsequent disappearance are a concern.

"Officers are keen to trace her to confirm she is safe and well and that she is in the care of appropriate adults."

Founder of Missingblackpeople.com Dominic Norton expressed his concerns for the missing teenager.

"10 months is extremely out of the norm for anybody going missing. Especially someone under the age of 18."

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Police said they want to hear from anyone who recognises the photo that has been shared on social media, or anyone who has other information about Saidatu’s whereabouts.

Please call 101, providing the reference 22MIS008040.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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