Police search for missing Sheffield girl

Courtney McAssey - missing from home
Courtney McAssey - missing from home
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THE worried mum of a Sheffield schoolgirl missing from home since Wednesday has issued an appeal for help in finding the youngster.

Courtney McAssey, aged 14, of Wadsley Bridge, has not been seen since she left her grandmother’s home to meet some friends.

The teenager said she would be back home between 8pm and 8.30pm but never returned.

She was last seen in Parson Cross.

Her worried mum, Michelle McAssey, 34, reported her missing to South Yorkshire Police but there have been no sightings of Courtney.

Officers have visited the homes of all her known friends, but nobody knows where she is.

Michelle, who has issued a photograph of her daughter in the hope that somebody will recognise her, said: “She said she was going out with her friends and would be back between 8pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday but she never came back and we haven’t seen her since.

“I have had a couple of texts from her telling me she is fine and she is at a friend’s but the police have visited the homers of all her known friends and she is not there so I am worried about where she is.

“I am also worried because Courtney needs medication for a kidney problem.”

She said she is desperate to be reunited with her daughter.

“It is the fact that we have not seen her and don’t know where she is that is worrying us,” added Michelle.

“We have been ringing and ringing her mobile but she is not answering it - she has also not used Facebook since she went missing, which is not like her.

“I am appealing for anyone who knows where she is to come forward.

“Courtney is not in any form of trouble - I just want her to know that we want her home safe and sound and that her family is very very upset and worried about her.”

Courtney is white, 5ft 5ins tall, slim, long blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing a grey hooded jumper, black leggings and black pumps.

Anyone with information on Courtney’s whereabouts should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1,122 of February 6.