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Missing Suffolk teenager Alice Brindley found safe and well after parents’ emotional plea

PUBLISHED: 21:05 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:18 21 March 2017

Alice Brindley, who has not returned home to Ixworth Thorpe. Picture: BRINDLEY FAMILY

Alice Brindley, who has not returned home to Ixworth Thorpe. Picture: BRINDLEY FAMILY

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A missing teenager from Suffolk was found tonight, after she was last seen at Cambridge railway station on Sunday.

Police are trying to find missing teenager Alice Brindley from Ixworth ThorpePolice are trying to find missing teenager Alice Brindley from Ixworth Thorpe

A missing teenager from Suffolk was found tonight, after she was last seen at Cambridge railway station on Sunday.

Alice Brindley, from Ixworth Thorpe - a village between Thetford and Bury St Edmunds - was last seen at around 6.30pm on Sunday, March 19.

Paul Brindley said his 13-year-old daughter was in Cambridge with two friends but then rather than catching the train home she got on one to Islington.

She had known the two friends for years, as had her parents, but Mr Brindley said each friend was under the impression Alice was travelling home with the other.

Alice Brindley, from Ixworth Thorpe, who has gone missing and is believed to be in LondonAlice Brindley, from Ixworth Thorpe, who has gone missing and is believed to be in London

“She didn’t get on either train,” he said. “The last thing we heard at 9pm was that she was in the Islington area of London and was using payphones.”

She had been supposed to catch the train back home at around 6pm.

She was believed to have caught the train to King’s Cross and then headed to Islington.

But Alice, a pupil at the Finborough School, in Stowmarket, was found safe and well this evening.

A Suffolk Police spokesperson said: “Police enquiries into her whereabouts had been taking place over the past 24 hours, and as a result of these Alice was found in Islington this evening, Monday March 20. She is now being brought home by Suffolk Constabulary officers.

Mr Brindley, an executive director at ExCel London, said his daughter had never done this before.

And before Alice was found he and wife Sarah issued an emotional plea to Alice, they said: “Please please come home safe, we love you.”

On Twitter, well-wishers used the hashtag #keepAlicesafe and shared a Snapchat screenshot taken just hours before she went missing.

1 comment

  • I bet she's not out shopping with her mates for a few weeks. Silly little girl. Glad she got home safely. Does she know how much she has aged her parents? Could have been so much worse!

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    baguio

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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