New pic of Louise Smith, 16, after teen disappears as police trawl lake for missing schoolgirl – The Sun

A NEW photograph of a 16-year-old girl who disappeared 11 days ago has today been shared.

Louise Smith disappeared from her home in Havant, Hants, at midday on May 8 after telling pals she was popping out briefly.



She was due to return home to spend the weekend with her boyfriend, who had come over to stay.

Detectives managed to trace her mobile phone to a skate park before it was switched off two hours later.

Although the head of the police search for Louise Smith claimed it was "still very much a missing person investigation," scores of volunteer and professional searchers were probing the lake and also a nearby woodland.

The new photograph shows the young girl in glasses and a beanie, smiling directly at the camera.

A man and woman, both 29, were arrested on suspicion of kidnap last Friday have now been released on bail.

Volunteers from the Isle of Wight Search and Rescue team have also joined the hunt in Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex and Surrey.

Police this week shared another appeal to try to find Louise, appealing for anyone who might have been on their driveways on VE day and filmed the celebrations.

They said: "If you were out celebrating or filming on VE Day in Leigh Park, we ask you to please take a look back over your footage to see if you captured Louise walking by.

"Perhaps you drove through the area on VE Day and saw someone matching Louise’s description, or caught her on Dash Cam.

"We are still treating this as a missing person investigation, and our priority is to find Louise and make sure she is safe.

"Louise, if you are reading this, please call us and let us know you are OK. We just want to know that you are safe."

Louise is described as white around 5ft 2ins tall and of slim build. She has straight, black, shoulder-length hair.

It is not known what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting 44200163113, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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