Missing girl, 13, may be in Wakefield

Police say they are increasingly concerned for a missing 13-year-old girl who could in the Wakefield area.

Jodie Leigh Foster went missing from her home in Minsterley, near Shrewsbury four days ago after she was last seen on Sunday at around 4.30pm.

Police have described the teen as "extremely vulnerable" and believe she may have travelled to Wakefield or Pontefract.

PC Deb Wheeler, the investigating officer, said today: "We are becoming increasingly concerned about Jodie's safety and well-being. She is being treated as a high risk missing person and is considered to be very vulnerable. We are anxious to establish her whereabouts and to ensure she is safe and well.

"If anyone has any information which might assist us, please contact Shrewsbury police station on 0300-333-3000. We would also appeal to

Jodie herself to make contact if she is aware of the police search."

PC Wheeler said Jodie could still be in Shropshire but there is a strong possibility she travelled to West Yorkshire on Sunday or Monday.

She added: "She may have caught a train from Shrewsbury to the Wakefield area, or attempted to hitch-hike. If anyone thinks they have seen her, please get in touch as a matter of urgency."

Jodie is around 5ft 3ins tall, of medium build with long black hair containing red colouring. She usually has heavy make-up and speaks with a Yorkshire accent.

She is thought to be wearing a dark grey jacket, blue jeans and black Ugg boots.

PC Wheeler added that Jodie has a habit of telling people she is 17, and giving a relevant date of birth for that age.

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