Fresh appeal for missing Olivia Wood after reported sightings

By Adele Forrest | 11/07/2017

Fresh appeal for missing Olivia Wood after reported sightings
Olivia Wood

POLICE have issued a fresh appeal for information about a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly a week.

Olivia Wood left Minneymoor Hill area of Conisbrough at around 2.30pm last Wednesday (July 5). 

She contacted family at around 8pm that evening but has not been in touch since. 

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “There have been several reported sightings of Olivia called in to police, suggesting that she is moving around South Yorkshire. 

“Officers believe Olivia has been in the Swinton and Rawmarsh areas, Sheffield city centre and Mexborough.” 

Supt Paul McCurry said: “We are grateful to everyone that has been in touch with us over the last week or so to report possible sightings of Olivia. 

“We believe that most of these sightings are accurate, which suggests that Olivia is moving around South Yorkshire – possibly using public transport. 

“I’d therefore ask anyone who regularly uses buses, trams or trains in the county to be vigilant and call us if you see her. 

“While we are satisfied that some of these sightings are Olivia, we cannot be certain that she is safe and well until she has been located and spoken to by police officers. 

“Our latest information indicates that Olivia may be with other people as we have had several reports of her being seen with two or three other girls.” 

Supt Curry said he believed one of the girls could be 17-year-old Brodie Booker (pictured), who has also been reported missing from Sheffield. 

He added: “They may not be together now, but we believe they have been together at some point over the last week. 

“Our absolute priority is ensuring Olivia’s wellbeing and if we find out that anyone has been offering her a place to stay and obstructing the police and public’s efforts to find her, those individuals could be in trouble with consideration given to potential child abduction offences. 

“I’d therefore stress again that anyone with information about Olivia’s whereabouts comes forward to police and tells us what they know. 

“We’d also really appreciate any information about possible social media accounts or telephone numbers that Olivia may be using or has used, if she is in contact with you. “Your information will be treated in strict confidence. 

“Please help us find Olivia safe and well.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 1237 of July 5. 

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