Update: Melissa has been found safe and wellAdvertisement
Police are searching for a Preston teenager who has not been seen since Wednesday.
Melissa Hughes, 16, was last seen leaving home on Gamull Lane in Ribbleton around 7pm.
Preston Police say they believe Hughes may still be within the Preston area but also has links with Blackpool and Lancaster.
She is white, 5 foot tall, slim, with blue eyes and short shoulder length blonde hair which has been dyed purple. Police believe she was wearing dark clothing and trainers.
PC Charlie Bamber of Preston Police said: “We are growing increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of Melissa as she has been missing for nearly four days.
“We believe that Melissa could be with a friend and I would urge her if she sees this appeal to get in touch with us to let us know that she is safe.
“Anyone who thinks they may have seen Melissa, or who has information about her whereabouts, should get in touch with police on 101 as soon as they can.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference LC-20141029-1073.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.