Police: Missing person Esme Smith

UPDATE 23/9/2013

Missing Farnham teenager Esme Smith has been found safe and well.

A call was made to Surrey Police by the Metropolitan Police around 9-40am today (23 September) to say that the 14-year-old, who went missing on 12 September, was at a North London police station.

Her safe return is thought to be as a direct result of the media appeals, and the media and public are thanked for their assistance.


Surrey Police is growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a 14-year-old from Farnham who has not been seen since Thursday afternoon (12 September).

Esme Smith left All Hallows School in Farnham around 3-15pm, telling her friends that she was going to Woking and then on to a party. She boarded a train at Aldershot train station just after 4pm and was then seen getting off a train at London Waterloo around 5pm and has not returned home or made contact since.

She is described as white, 5 ft 3 tall, slim to medium build, with shoulder length brown hair that may be tied in a bun. She has brown eyes and a tanned complexion and wears size 6 shoes. She is believed to have changed out of her school uniform at the train station into a white flowery dress and denim jacket and was carrying a black school bag and a black floral bag with chain straps.

She is known to frequent the areas of Farnham, Farnborough and Woking.

PC Ian Matthews from the Surrey Police Missing Persons Unit said: “We are growing increasingly concerned about Esme’s welfare. Anyone who has seen a girl matching her description or who knows her and has any information about her whereabouts is urged to contact us as soon as possible. Similarly, if Esme sees this appeal please get in contact to confirm that you are safe and well.”

Anyone with any information or any sighting should be reported to Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number M/13/900 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Second image to follow thought to be Esme has taken from CCTV at Waterloo train station.

Please remember any photographs released by Surrey Police should only be used while a Surrey Police appeal to find the person is being made. It should not be used after the person has been found. Surrey Police/the owner of the photograph retains the copyright. Your acceptance of the image confirms that the force will be indemnified in the event of any proceedings arising from unauthorised use by you/any news organisation(s) you represent

Please can you call 101

Esme SMITH M.13.900

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