UPDATE: As of 10:25 hours, Avon & Somerset Police confirmed that Tillie has been found ‘safe and well’. A spokesperson for the force said: ‘We’ve located eight-year-old Tiolah safe and well in Bristol this morning following an appeal to trace her. A man and a woman have been arrested. We’d like to thank everyone who contacted us or shared our appeal.
Avon & Somerset Police have launched an urgent appeal to trace an eight-year-old girl.
Tiolah, known as Tillie, comes from Bedminster.
She believed to be with a neighbour and family friend, Annmarie Lawton, and an unknown man, pictured (below) on 16th December in East Street, Bedminster.
Tiolah is described as white, with blonde hair.
Annmarie, 29, visited Tiolah’s home on Wednesday 16 December with a man known only as Adam. She and Adam took Tiolah out soon after 3pm to visit McDonald’s in Sheen Road, Bedminster. They were expected to return within an hour.
They have not brought Tiolah home or returned to Annmarie’s own home since. Tiolah’s mother reported her missing at about 7pm.
She was last seen wearing a black and white polka dot leggings and a black jacket and had a light-coloured rucksack.
Annmarie is white, with long red hair, about 5ft 6ins tall.
She was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket with a fur collar, black leggings and black trainers.
The man, whose identity is not known, is described as in his 20s, about 5ft 6ins tall and stocky with a round face, olive skin and bald head.
He was last seen wearing jeans, a dark grey zip-up hoody and a beanie hat and in the pictures has a light brown padded jacket on.
Avon and Somerset Police have asked anyone who knows the whereabouts of Tiolah to call 999 straight away, quoting reference 5220282127.
A spokesperson for the force added:
“If you have any other information about her whereabouts, or the identity of “Adam” ring 101 and give the same reference”.
DCI Ed Yaxley, who is leading the search for Tiolah said:
“We have no evidence that Tiolah has come to any harm but she has now been absent from home without her mother’s permission for more than 12 hours.
“Annmarie, if you see this, please contact us straight away. We just want to return Tiolah safely back to her family.”
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