Girl Who Vanished Walking Home From School Found Alive And Well

Humberside Police

An 11-year-old girl who disappeared as she walked home from school yesterday has been found alive and well.


Leah Taylor had last been seen leaving Marvell College in east Hull at 12.10pm yesterday.

She was dressed in her school uniform, a black blazer, white shirt with a black and yellow tie, black trousers and black shoes.


Leah, described as being white, around 5ft tall, of slim build with shoulder length brown hair, was seen carrying her brown school bag.

A Humberside Police statement read:

We’re appealing for help in locating missing 11-year-old Leah Taylor who was last seen leaving school in the Holderness Road area of Hull at around 12.10pm on Monday, October 16.

A spokesman for Humberside Police said:

11-year-old Leah Taylor and 12-year-old Leah Smith have been found safe and well in Hull city centre this afternoon.

According to The Home Office, an estimated 250,000 people go missing in the UK each year.

Charity Missing People helps both those who ‘disappear’ and those who know somebody who has gone missing, they told The Independent, the equivalent of the entire population of Plymouth is going missing each year, meaning across the country, one person goes missing every two minutes.


They offer an amazing service where you can report a missing person but also speak to them about any sightings.

For urgent support or advice, please use Missing People UK’s helpline on 116 000, which is available 24/7.