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Missing Erika Kacicova: Police Expand Search
Detectives looking for a 13-year-old schoolgirl who vanished from her home have received a number of reports of possible sightings.
Police, who believe Erika Kacicova is with people she knows, made a direct appeal to the teenager on Sunday afternoon, calling on her to return to her "distraught" family.
She was last seen leaving her home in the Darnall area of Sheffield at around 4pm on Monday, August 4.
Police have been conducting house-to-house inquiries there, and have expanded their search to Bradford.
A 22-year-old man from Bradford was released on police bail earlier after being arrested on suspicion of child abduction.
He approached police on Friday, the day officers made an urgent appeal for information about Erika's whereabouts.
Detective Inspector Helen Tate said: "Please remember she is a young girl who has never been away from home for this long before and we want her to return safe and well."
She added: "Erika, if you are reading this, please let us know you are okay. You're not in any trouble."
She said members of the public had come forward with information and reports of sightings but that "time was of the essence" as they search for the teenager.
Her disappearance was described as "out of character".
Erika is described as being slim and around 4ft 11ins tall. She has long, dark-brown, straight hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a pink polo-style shirt and a silvery-grey coloured jacket.
:: Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.