A Surrey schoolgirl has been missing for five days after telling friends she was going to London for a party.
Esme Smith, 14, has not been seen since boarding a train to Waterloo after school last Thursday. CCTV shows her arriving at the station, but there have been no sightings of her since.
The teenager, from Farnham, Surrey, is now at the centre of a police search, with officers admitting they are 'highly concerned' for her safety.
Esme's friends told the police that she had said she was going to Woking, Surrey, and then on to a party after leaving leaving Hallows School, Farnham at around 3.15pm. She was seen boarding a London-bound train at Aldershot, Hampshire, just after 4pm, arriving at London's Waterloo station at around 5pm.
Ian Matthews from Surrey Police appealed to the public to keep a look out for the girl, and to contact them with any information.
"We are growing increasingly concerned about Esme's welfare," he said. "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."
Esme is white, 5ft 3ins 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.
Police officers believe she changed out of her school uniform at the train station and into a white flowery dress and denim jacket.
Anyone with any information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference number M/13/900, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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