Parents make fresh appeals to find Shelley Pratt
By adam_leone | Friday, November 30, 2012, 17:01
The parents of Missing Shelley Pratt from Croydon have made fresh appeals to trace the 14-year-old's whereabouts.
Shelley Pratt, 14, from the Croydon area
In a direct plea to Shelley, her parents Lisa and Tony Pratt, said: "Shellz, you're not in trouble. We love you and we miss you. Your brothers and sisters are missing you like mad."
"Ant (older brother) is missing you badly. He comes home from work, gets changed and goes out because his 'Spike' (Shelley) is not there."
"Nanny is not well, she just keeps crying for you. Daddy's missing you like mad. You're not in any trouble, he just wants to give you a kiss and a cuddle."
"Mummy is missing you like crazy. All of your aunties and uncles are missing you as well. Please come home we all love you so much. (PS: Daddy said you need to come home to help him with the Christmas lights.)"
Throughout the weekend of 1st and 2nd December, officers will be handing out appeal leaflets to shoppers in the vicinity of Croydon Town Centre.
An image of Shelley will also be displayed on the big screen at Selhurst Park during the Crystal Palace versus Brighton game on Saturday, 1 December.
14 year-old Shelley Pratt was last seen on Thursday 8th November after she got off a route 196 bus on Portland Road outside the Harris Academy.
Shelley then started to walk south down Portland Road in the company of one other girl and a boy.
She had been wearing her school uniform trousers and a distinctive dark purple hooded jumper with the slogan 'I love (heart symbol) London.'
Shelley is described as white and around 5'6" or 5'7" inches tall with long brown hair.
Anyone with information about Shelley's whereabouts is urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4906.