Police have released an appeal to find missing teenager Nicola Grobler, who has been missing for two weeks.
Nicola Grobler hasn’t been seen by police or her family since leaving an address in Harborne on August 17 saying she was going to visit a friend in Walsall.
Nicola previously went missing from her Northfield home in June this year. She was found a month later, on the day that her image was used to launch new electronic missing person billboards in Birmingham city centre. The campaign was launched by Kate McCann, mother of Madeline.
West Midlands Police have described Nicola as a vulnerable girl, at risk of exploitation, and are keen that she is found as soon as possible.
Investigations by Public Protection specialists at West Midlands Police revealed she stayed at a Birmingham city centre hotel on August 23 and sightings have since been reported in Stechford.
Investigating officer, Acting Detective Inspector Dave Amos, said: “A carer last spoke to her on the evening of August 17. We have some confirmed sightings of her since then in central Birmingham and most recently Stechford – but her mother, who lives in Northfield, is desperately worried that she hasn’t made contact.
“If anyone knows where Nicola is, or believes they have seen her, we’d urge them to contact us or the Missing People charity.
“Her family and friends just want Nicola to make contact so they can be reassured she is safe and well.”
Nicola is described as white, around 5ft 7ins tall with long wavy brown hair, fair complexion and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing a cream-coloured fleece jacket, black vest top and leggings, and distinctive black Adidas trainers with bright orange stripes and orange sole.
Acting Det Insp Amos added: “Nicola is originally from South Africa – though she speaks with a London accent – and moved to the Midlands recently to be with her mother. We’re not aware of any particular trigger that might have led her to run away or explain her disappearance.
“We’re working closely with the Missing People charity to get Nicola’s image on digital displays across Birmingham and posters in areas we believe she may have visited recently.”
Anyone with any information about Nicola’s whereabouts is asked to call Birmingham South Police on 101 or the charity Missing People on 116000 via phone or text.