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Missing Teen Alice Gross' Bag Found By Police
CCTV footage of a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for a week has been released by police detectives.
Investigators have found a rucksack belonging to Alice Gross, who went missing on August 28.
The teenager left her home in Hanwell at around 1pm and was captured on CCTV an hour later on the Grand Union Canal towpath near Brentford Lock, walking towards the River Thames.
She was filmed again at 3.45pm heading back to her home.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers, from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: "A week on since Alice was last seen by her family we are becoming increasing worried about her welfare and safety as each day passes.
"Her disappearance is out of character and this investigation continues to be a priority for us.
"Alice has been missing for a considerable period of time and her family are desperate to have her back home where she belongs."
People who may have seen Alice on the towpath between around 1.30pm and 5.30pm, or who saw her with a purple rucksack, are being asked to come forward.
She is white, 5ft 2in tall and of slim build, with shoulder length, light brown hair.
When she was last seen she was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark green lacy cardigan and denim blue Vans shoes. She may also have had tartan-framed glasses.
In the CCTV footage, she had taken the cardigan off which she was wearing over a dark grey t-shirt.
Alice's sister Nina, 19, has set up the Facebook page Find Alice Gross.
Anyone with information should call police on 020 8358 0100 or the charity Missing People on 116000.