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Megan Crimewatch Appeal Sparks Seven Calls
Seven calls about possible sightings of missing Megan Stammers across Europe have been made by members of the public after an appeal on BBC Crimewatch on Thursday night.
Martin Stammers, the 15-year-old's stepfather, made a fresh appeal for her to come home, saying her mother was "in pieces" over her disappearance.
A statement from Sussex Police said the new information was being followed up, but the locations of specific sightings were not being revealed.
It comes after officers said they had received a number of potential leads from the public over the disappearance of Megan, who was last seen boarding a ferry to France with 30-year-old Jeremy Forrest.
A European Arrest Warrant has been issued for the pair.
Speaking on Crimewatch, Mr Stammers said: "Megan, if you're seeing this, just pick up the phone, ring your mum.
"Your mum is in pieces darling, just pick up the phone, ring, just so we know you're OK."
Mr Forrest's father, Jim Forrest, fought back tears as he appealed directly to his son and the teenager.
"Please, please get in contact," he told a police news conference.
"Hi Megan, hi Jeremy, I hope this message reaches you and you are both okay. There are a lot of people back home that are desperate to hear from you.
"All I am asking is for one of you to make a call, send an email, so we know you are both safe. We are all here for you both. Please, please get in contact."
Sussex Police, the force leading the inquiry, say they have no confirmed sightings of the pair, who were caught on CCTV on the ferry to Calais.
The officer in charge, Chief Inspector Jason Tingley, said: "We are working closely with an enquiry team in Paris.
"Efforts abroad have been specifically focussed on information gathering. We are in a position to act swiftly to any information concerning their whereabouts."
Mr Stammers has posted a number of messages on his Twitter page urging people to help find Megan, while asking celebrities including Piers Morgan, Jimmy Carr and Snoop Doggy Dog to retweet his posts.
what do you think?
Fed up with hearing about this whole affair. The money that must have been spent so far by all the Police and other Agencies must be huge. How about the Police getting on with something worthwhile like catching criminals.
they are trying to catch a criminal and would you want them to give up if it was your daughter
With you on this Para999Tom - as a father of a 15 yr old daughter!
she must be found, she too young. he should bring her back,