Urgent appeal to find Middleton schoolgirl, 12

Date published: 20 May 2022

A 12-year-old girl from Middleton is missing and police have launched an urgent appeal to find her.

Nikola Smitlova was last seen in Gorton on 19 May; she has told her family she is safe but will not reveal her location.

In a post on Facebook on Friday afternoon (20 May), a spokesperson for GMP Manchester North said: “We believe she is staying with friends but have no details of Nikola’s friends. Nikola has made contact with family so we know she is safe but will not disclose her location.

“She is described as a white female, 5ft tall, slim build, with ginger hair (she has dyed it recently) at the top and brown at the bottom, it's long in length and tied into a ponytail.

“She was last seen wearing a grey jumper, light blue jeans, high top blue trainers with grey areas.”

If anyone has seen Nikola or knows of her whereabouts please call police ASAP on 07584 224 903-PC Helen McNeill, PC Dave Frame on 07393781595 or 0161 856 4024.

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