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Esme Smith: Sister's Plea For Missing Teenager
The sister of a missing 14-year-old schoolgirl who has not been seen for a week has made a plea for her safe return, saying: "We just want her back."
Esme Smith parted from friends after school last Thursday, telling them she was going to Woking and then on to a party.
Instead, she changed out of her school uniform and caught a train from Aldershot just after 4pm, and arrived at London Waterloo around an hour later.
The teenager has not been seen by her family or made contact with them since, prompting concerns among relatives and friends.
In an appeal on YouTube issued by Surrey Police, her sister Sian Smith said: "I think she's maybe met somebody out there or planned to meet somebody.
"We just don't know at the moment, and that's the worrying thing. She's not in trouble. We just want her back. We are incredibly worried."
Esme is a pupil at All Hallows Catholic School in Farnham.
CCTV captured at Waterloo shows the teenager wearing a white flowery dress and a denim jacket.
She was carrying a black school bag and black floral bag with chain straps.
Detective Inspector Martin Stables, of the Surrey Police missing persons unit, said: "We are carrying out extensive inquiries to locate Esme via CCTV, speaking with family and friends and monitoring social media, but as time goes on our concerns about her welfare grows.
"I urge people to watch and listen to the appeal from Esme's sister, Sian, and to contact police if it jogs their memory into remembering any information which might help locate Esme."
Esme is white, 5ft 3in, and of slim to medium build, with shoulder-length brown hair that may be tied in a bun. She has brown eyes and a tanned complexion and wears size six shoes.
:: Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101.