Police on alert over missing teenage girl

Police in Sheffield are appealing for the whereabouts of 15-year-old local girl Larice Greaves.
Police in Sheffield are appealing for the whereabouts of 15-year-old local girl Larice Greaves.
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EVERY South Yorkshire police officer has been asked to be on the look-out for a Sheffield teenager missing from home for more than three weeks.

Larice Greaves, aged 15, from Wybourn, has not been seen since Tuesday, August 2, and police are becoming increasingly keen to track her down.

Specialist search teams are looking for her by visiting homes and places she is known to have visited in the past.

All the county’s officers have been notified of her disappearance and asked to help find her.

CCTV operators have also been alerted to the youngster’s disappearance and British Transport Police have been asked to notify staff.

Police say Larice has been missing before but not for such a length of time.

She has contacted some members of her family during her time away but nothing has been heard now for around four days.

Inspector Paul Catley, overseeing the search, said police are not treating her disappearance as ‘sinister’ but still want to trace her to check on her welfare.

“Larice is only 15 so because of her age she is vulnerable,” he said.

“She has been missing since August 2 and although we believe she is still in Sheffield we are still to trace her.

“It would appear that for whatever reason she does not want to be found.

“During the time she has been missing she has been in contact with members of her family but not over the last four days.

“Police officers CCTV operators, Meadowhall and British Transport Police have been made aware of her disappearance and we are in contact with agencies who might come into contact with her.

“I don’t think there is anything sinister in her disappearance.

“I think she does not want to be found at the moment.”

Police are also appealing directly to Larice to contact them or relatives to let them know she is safe.

Larice is black and has black hair, usually worn in a ponytail.

She is around 5ft 4ins tall and was last seen wearing a beige T-shirt, beige cardigan and dark coloured leggings.

n Anyone who may have seen Larice or knows where she is should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 quoting incident number 1,493 of August 2.