Police appeal for missing girls


Police officers have issued an appeal for help in tracing two girls who went missing from Dewsbury.

Gemma Randle, aged 16, from Meltham, and Bethany Knapton, aged 15, from Holmfirth, were last seen at Holmfirth High School at about 12.30pm on October 11.

Police also received an unconfirmed sighting of the two on a 314 bus, that runs between Holmfirth and Huddersfield, at about 7.40pm on that day.

The girls have gone missing before and been found in Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield. It is also possible they may travel to Manchester or Blackpool.

The girls are likely to be using public transport and may be seen at bus or train stations.

Officers are very concerned for their welfare and are asking anyone who has seen them, or the girls themselves, to get in touch.

Gemma is described as a white, slim, about 5ft 5ins tall with long light brown hair with pink tints. She was last seen wearing a Holmfirth High School uniform made up of a black jumper with logo, black trousers, white shirt and black high-top style Nike trainers.

She also was wearing a baby blue coloured Adidas hooded top, a burgundy body warmer and had a pink drawstring bag with her.

Bethany is described as a white, medium build, with long dark hair, also with pink tints. She was last seen wearing a school uniform which consisted of a pleated black skirt, black tights, white blouse, black sweatshirt with a Holmfirth High School logo , black pumps, and a black quilted jacket. She was carrying a brown fake Louis Vuitton bag.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit at Dewsbury police station on 01924 335074 or via the non-emergency number 101.