Missing teen caught train to Glasgow

Published: 10 Feb 2012 16:47

A MISSING Greenock teenager caught a train to Glasgow and was seen in the city's central station last night, it has been confirmed.

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A MISSING Greenock teenager caught a train to Glasgow and was seen in the city's central station last night, it has been confirmed.

Melissa McMillan, 16, went missing from her home in Greenock's east end yesterday afternoon but her family now know she caught a train from Cartsdyke.

Sergeant Fraser MacKenzie, Greenock police office, said today: "We know that Melissa was in Cartsdyke Railway Station at 1447 hours yesterday afternoon and then boarded the 1515 hours Gourock to Glasgow Central train arriving at Glasgow Central Station at 1558hrs.

"Enquiries to ascertain her movements after this time are still ongoing.

"Melissa is very active on various social networking sites including Facebook and we know that she was on her mobile when she was seen travelling by train, however, over the past day, the phone has either been switched off or the battery has died and she has not been on any sites as far as we can tell.

"It is possible that she arranged to meet someone via the internet at a presently unknown location.

"If this is what happened then I would urge either Melissa or that person to contact police.

"She has left school and has just started as a trainee at a cash and carry in Gourock.

"She has never been missing before and it is unlike her not to be in touch with her family or her boyfriend for this length of time.

"Officers are currently trawling through CCTV from train stations, and in Glasgow city centre, however, I would appeal to any of her friends who have set up a missing person Facebook page, to give police any details they have about where she may be or anything that will help us find her.

Anyone with information can contact Greenock Police Office on 01475 492500 or CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111, where details can be given in confidence.

* Melissa is described as white, five foot tall, of slim build, with brown eyes and dyed red hair which she wears in a beehive (Amy Winehouse style).

She was wearing a cream 'Barbour' jacket, black tights, blue shorts, a leopard print top and fawn ankle boots.

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