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26th Aug 2018

Nationwide police search for schoolgirl believed to be with older man she ‘met online’

Naomi Rees was last seen 10 days ago

Oli Dugmore

Naomi Rees

Naomi Rees was last seen 10 days ago

Police have launched a nationwide search for 15-year-old Naomi Rees who is believed to be with an older man she met online.

The schoolgirl from Pontypridd in South Wales has been missing for 10 days. South Wales Police said CCTV footage shows the teenager getting on a bus on Cardiff Road in Rhydyfelin at 7.46am toward the town centre on the day she was last seen.

Naomi Rees

Naomi can then be seen in further CCTV on Bridge Street, walking into Ynysangharad War Memorial Park at 8.06am.

She was wearing a dark jacket, dark jeans, black trainers with white soles and a long scarf and carrying a holdall.

The force believe Naomi may be with 20-year-old Tomas Baker from Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Naomi Rees

Detective Inspector Gareth Davies, who is leading the investigation, said:”We are very concerned for Naomi as it is now over a week since she was last seen by her loved ones.

“Naomi has not made contact with her family who are deeply distressed.

“Our message to Naomi, is that we believe that you left on your own accord but we must know that you are OK.

Naomi Rees

“Your family and friends are extremely worried but you are not in any trouble whatsoever, so please make contact and let your parents know you are safe and well.

“If Naomi is with Mr Baker then my message to him is that it is not too late to do the right thing.

“Our priority is to know that Naomi is safe and to get her back home to her family, so if he is in a position to help make that happen then he should make contact with us immediately.

“Our appeal is both local and national as Naomi, who we suspect is accompanied by Tomas Baker, could be anywhere in the UK.

“We’ve released pictures of them both in the hope that the public can help us locate them.”

You can call South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *310545 or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.