A nationwide search was under way last night for a South Yorkshire schoolgirl who has gone on the run with a man more than twice her age.
Police describe 14-year-old Lorna Vickerage, a pupil of Outwood Academy Adwick in Doncaster, as ‘very vulnerable’ and fear she may be sexually exploited.
She was last seen on Wednesday in the company of John Derek Bush, aged 35, from Askern, who has been described as a professional fraudster and is now wanted for child abduction.
He described her to acquaintances as his ‘daughter’ before departing from an address in South Street, Highfields, only a short time before police arrived.
“They seized some of her belongings from there.
It is believed the pair are in Bush’s silver Ford Mondeo, registration Y753CSH, circulated to all British police forces and ports.
Bush is said to have been a friend of Lorna’s family.
Det Chf Insp Craig Robinson said: “This appeal is to the public, to everyone who knows Lorna, to come forward with information so we can get her back safely.”
On her Facebook page, Lorna’s mum, Christine Vickerage, 36, who lives in Woodlands, said: “Please come home, my gorgeous girl. Am so worried about you. I love you so much.
“Come home, my baby girl – I am so worried. Please just ring me. We all love you so much.”
n Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident 609 of June 10.