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Concerns held for missing teenager

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 16-year-old girl missing from Herston since Saturday April 29. Picture: Queensland Police Service.
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 16-year-old girl missing from Herston since Saturday April 29. Picture: Queensland Police Service.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a 16-year-old girl with communication difficulties went missing from a busy street in Brisbane.

The teenager, who hasn’t been named by police, was last seen walking on Bowen Bridge Road near the intersection of Butterfield Street around 7.35am on Saturday morning.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the girl was last seen on foot and has not been heard from in the hours since.

“Police appeal to the girl, or anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to come forward,” he said.

“She may be in the vicinity of Brisbane City and Fortitude Valley.”

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 16-year-old girl missing from Herston since Saturday April 29. Picture: Queensland Police Service.
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 16-year-old girl missing from Herston since Saturday April 29. Picture: Queensland Police Service.

Family and police hold welfare concerns for the missing girl, labelling her disappearance “out of character”.

She also has a medical condition which may cause difficulty communicating, the spokesman said.

The teenager was wearing black shorts with a maroon and blue polo shirt, and may be wearing a hoodie.

She is described as caucasian, about 165 cm tall, with dark blonde hair and brown eyes.

Crime Stoppers can be reached on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.