Police 'increasingly concerned' for safety of missing 14-year-old girl
Police say they are "increasingly concerned" for the safety of a missing 14-year-old girl.
Jade Lynch, from St Helens, has not been seen since Saturday March 26 and is described as "an extremely vulnerable person".
She is also thought not to have access to any cash or mobile phones.
The youngster left her home in Denton Green Lane at 1pm on March 26 heading for St Helens town centre with her two younger brothers.
While en route she told her siblings she was going to meet somebody and they parted company in the Duke Street area of the town, where she was last seen.
Detective Superintendent Jon Betts said: "Jade is a young 14-year-old girl who has now been missing for nine days and we are becoming increasingly concerned about her safety.
"Jade is an extremely vulnerable person and we do not believe that she has access to any cash or mobile phones, which is causing growing concerns.
"We are currently following a number of lines of inquiry and as part of the investigation I am keen to hear from anyone who believes that they may have seen Jade, or anyone matching her description, over the past nine days.
"We know that Jade has links to the Merseyside and Manchester areas, but speaking to friends and family we also believe that she may also have links as far north as Cumbria and as far south as Bristol, so we are keen to hear from anyone in those areas who thinks they may have information that could assist our inquiries.
"I would also like to appeal to Jade directly and ask her to contact us to let us know that you are OK. We are working closely with your friends and family who are increasingly worried about you and want to know that you are safe and well."
Jade, who is originally from the Warrington area, is described as white, 5ft 6in, of medium build, with long straight black hair.
At the time she was last seen she was wearing a black hoodie, black trousers and white Nike trainers.
Anyone within any information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 257 of 29/3/2016.
Alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.