Police are searching for a missing schoolgirl after she vanished nine days ago.

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Sadia Ahmed, 15, disappeared from her home in Bolton on May 12.

Police believe that she may have travelled to Bradford and then on to Birmingham and said that her family were ‘extremely’ concerned.

Detective Constable Phil Unsworth said: ‘We and Sadia’s family are extremely worried about her, as she has now been missing for nine days.

‘I am appealing to anyone who sees her or knows where she is to contact police immediately.

‘Sadia if you see this, please get in touch and let us know you are safe.’

A police spokesman added: ‘She has not been seen since and police are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.’

Contact police on 0161 856 5825, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.