Police 'enormously worried' for missing Sussex girl: call 999 if you see her

Police are 'enormously worried' for a missing 12-year-old girl from Sussex.

Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 9:35 am
Updated Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 2:14 pm

Officers are searching for Grace Clarke, who left her house in the Hollingdean area of Brighton around 9pm on Friday (August 21).

Brighton Sergeant Simon Marchant added: “We, and her family, are enormously worried about Grace and would ask her, if she is reading this, to make contact with either us, her family or a responsible adult.

“There is a possibility she may be taking shelter from the wind and the rain either in wooded areas in the Varndean or Hollingbury areas, or potentially in outhouses or sheds in people’s gardens.

Grace Clarke. Picture: Sussex Police

“We are urging everyone to check their premises for signs of Grace and to keep an eye out for her.”

Grace is described by police as white, 5ft tall, with long dark hair and she was last seen wearing a black hooded top, black leggings and Nike sliders.

A police spokesman said: "If you see Grace please dial 999 immediately."

As of midday today (August 22) Sussex Police confirmed Grace had been found safe and well by officers in Brighton.