Concern grows for missing teen

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned about the well being of a 15-year-old diabetic girl who has been missing from her Bodden Town home for almost a week.

Ashley McLaughlin left her home around 7am, Friday, 1 March, to attend Clifton Hunter High School, but did not return home after school and has not been in contact with her family since.

According to a statement released by police Thursday, the teen has been reported missing on a number of previous occasions and is known to frequent the George Town area.

It is not known she has her insulin with her, which she uses to control her diabetes.

“Officers have received a report that Ashley was seen with two young females around 5pm on Saturday, 2 March. At this time she was in the vicinity of the Elmslie Memorial Church on the George Town waterfront. She was wearing a long pink, yellow and blue tube top dress,” police said.

“Despite extensive enquiries with Ashley’s friends and family, no further sighting[s] have been reported,” the police statement continued.

On previous occasions when she has gone missing, when she was located, she was taken to hospital to receive treatment for her diabetes, police said.

Ashley is described as about 5 feet, 5 inches in height, with brown complexion, shoulder length dark hair, big eyes and a dark spot/mole on the left side of her nose.

Anyone who has any information about her movements since Friday, or who knows of her current whereabouts, is asked to contact Bodden Town police station on 9472220.

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Ashley McLaughlin has not been in contact with her family since 1 March. – PHOTO: SUBMITTED

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