"She is vulnerable": Police fear missing schoolgirl (15) was abducted 6 months ago

"She is vulnerable": Police fear missing schoolgirl (15) was abducted

Maddie has not been seen since April 26th.

Police in England fear a schoolgirl, who has been missing for two weeks, has been abducted.

15-year-old Maddie Thomas has not been seen since April.

Detectives confirmed they are now treating this case as a child abduction.

Maddie was last seen in the Southmead area of Bristol on Tuesday, April 26th.

Maddie has been described as 5ft tall with brown hair, but she may have changed it since she went missing.

Officers believe the young girl is with a man.

Police are "really concerned" for Maddie's safety.

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Police confirmed she is in foster care so nobody has permission to take her away from her carers.

They said that Maddie is very vulnerable and "at risk of being taken advantage of".

Detective Inspector Laura Miller stated: “We are no longer investigating Maddie’s disappearance as a missing person case but as a child abduction.

“When Maddie has previously gone missing she has been found in the company of adult men and it is mainly due to this history that we believe she is likely to currently be with someone.

“We’re really concerned about her safety and have a dedicated team working extremely hard to locate her.”

It has been 15 days since anyone has heard from Maddie.

She told a relative she was going to the shop on April 26th and has not been seen since.

“The circumstances of her disappearance are deeply worrying for us; her family and her carers.

“We have a number of lines of inquiry," police added.

“But Maddie could be anywhere in the country and so we really need our appeal to be shared and reported on as widely as possible."