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Father’s heartfelt plea for ‘missing’ 15-year-old girl to return home

PUBLISHED: 14:38 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 21:36 30 January 2018

Tilly Rawling. Picture: MATTHEW RAWLING

Tilly Rawling. Picture: MATTHEW RAWLING

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A father has made a heartfelt appeal for the safe return of his 15-year-old daughter after she left home.

A poster appeal for the returning of Tilly Rawling. Picture: MATTHEW RAWLINGA poster appeal for the returning of Tilly Rawling. Picture: MATTHEW RAWLING

LATEST UPDATE: ‘We just want you back,’ say missing 15-year-old girl’s family

Tilly Rawling was reported to police as going missing after last being seen at her Attleborough home on Sunday (January 28) morning.

Since then thousands of people have joined the call on social media for the teeanger to return, with thousands of people sharing emotional pleas by the father for her to come back.

Mr Rawling said that she made a brief telephone call on Monday morning but had not been heard from since, although in a Facebook post he reported a possible sighting of her in the Riverside area of Norwich on Monday evening.

She also also reportedly seen at around 7.30am on Monday in King Street Hammersmith, where she was said to be “safe and well”.

It is thought she may have travelled to Norwich by bus, before going onto London and then maybe returning to Norwich.

“Tilly..if by any chance you are reading this, please come home,” he wrote on Facebook. “We love you.”

In earlier posts, he said: “We are completely in the dark as to where she may be but in and around Norwich is the most likely area. If anyone sees her please let me or the police know.”

Mr Rawling has also released a poster on Facebook, which he has encouraged people to share.

Tilly is described as 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and with waist-length wavy blonde and mousy-coloured hair.

At the time she left home, she was believed to be wearing a hat with the letters NYC on the front, as well as a hooded Slazenger top and black jeans.

She was also possibly carrying a rucksack but left her mobile phone behind.

Mr Rawling has asked anyone with information to contact police or by searching Matthew Rawling on Facebook.

Many people have commented on Mr Rawling’s posts with words such as: “Hope you find her soon, can’t think how you must be feeling,” and: “I hope she comes home soon.”

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