Police appeal for help to find missing Belvedere girl who frequents Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich areas

This Is Local London: Melissa Attard has been missing since yesterday Melissa Attard has been missing since yesterday

POLICE are appealing for assistance in tracing a missing teenager from Belvedere.

Melissa Attard has not been seen since she said she was going to Franks Park at about 4pm yesterday afternoon (September 28).

The 14-year-old is white, around 5ft 5in tall and medium build and when last seen her dark auburn/brown hair was worn up in a bun.

She was wearing a black three quarter length black coat, black leggings, black Ugg type boots and was wearing a silver chain with lots of hearts on it and had baby pink nail varnish on.

She is known to frequent the Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich, Southwark and Lambeth areas, as well as possibly Finsbury Park and Camden.

Officers are concerned for her safety and her welfare.

Anyone who has seen Melissa or knows where she is should call police on 101, or the Missing Person Unit on 020 8284 9111.

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4:44pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Proud gypsy gal says...

this girl is always on here going missing how many times in the last year is it 4?
this girl is always on here going missing how many times in the last year is it 4? Proud gypsy gal

6:13pm Sat 29 Sep 12

jackstevenp says...

This is ridiculous, i went to school with this girl. 4 times this year already, waste of police time.
This is ridiculous, i went to school with this girl. 4 times this year already, waste of police time. jackstevenp

9:04pm Sat 29 Sep 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

its only been since yesterday... if she always vanishing, parents need to keep her under control more.... why is a 14 year old allowed to visit so many different areas? i got a 14 year old, and he is on a very tight reign... not because i don't trust him, but he is young and does not need so much freedom.. look how a kid was murdered the other week !!
its only been since yesterday... if she always vanishing, parents need to keep her under control more.... why is a 14 year old allowed to visit so many different areas? i got a 14 year old, and he is on a very tight reign... not because i don't trust him, but he is young and does not need so much freedom.. look how a kid was murdered the other week !! TIGGY-LEWISHAM

10:24am Sun 30 Sep 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

the parents, grand parents need to control this 14 yr old... seems she rules the family & does as she feels... she has apparently run away on numerous occasions, so why is she still given freedom.. if she was mine, she would come home from school & not allowed out again til next morning for school... weekend spend indoors... & when she protests at why i'm doing this, because you can't be trusted. the family obviously still give her pocket money too, stop that and take away the freedom bus pass..
the parents, grand parents need to control this 14 yr old... seems she rules the family & does as she feels... she has apparently run away on numerous occasions, so why is she still given freedom.. if she was mine, she would come home from school & not allowed out again til next morning for school... weekend spend indoors... & when she protests at why i'm doing this, because you can't be trusted. the family obviously still give her pocket money too, stop that and take away the freedom bus pass.. TIGGY-LEWISHAM

2:22pm Sun 30 Sep 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

yep.. fully agree here... put her into care, her freedom needs to be taken away... her age is still a kids age, but she wants to play with the big boys! she obviously has a social worker, due to the previous vanishing, so why oh why is the social worker not doing their job!
yep.. fully agree here... put her into care, her freedom needs to be taken away... her age is still a kids age, but she wants to play with the big boys! she obviously has a social worker, due to the previous vanishing, so why oh why is the social worker not doing their job! TIGGY-LEWISHAM

2:27pm Sun 30 Sep 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

stop freedom, escort her to & from school, stop pocket money, and take away mobile..
stop freedom, escort her to & from school, stop pocket money, and take away mobile.. TIGGY-LEWISHAM

4:34pm Sun 30 Sep 12

monkeygirl 333 says...

ever thought she is'nt happy at home? maybe she is trying to runaway from abuse. i did. may she is being bullied and frightend to say whats going on.
ever thought she is'nt happy at home? maybe she is trying to runaway from abuse. i did. may she is being bullied and frightend to say whats going on. monkeygirl 333

4:35pm Sun 30 Sep 12

jackstevenp says...

this girl does come from an unstable background from what people have said around school when she's gone missing before, i agree with taking away her freedom and not allowing her privileges
this girl does come from an unstable background from what people have said around school when she's gone missing before, i agree with taking away her freedom and not allowing her privileges jackstevenp

7:05pm Sun 30 Sep 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

obvious girl now has a social worker, from previous running away... .. so she can tell the social worker her problems... does she look scared and timid to you? no didn't think so.. she hates rules,all teenagers do, but most of them don't run away...
obvious girl now has a social worker, from previous running away... .. so she can tell the social worker her problems... does she look scared and timid to you? no didn't think so.. she hates rules,all teenagers do, but most of them don't run away... TIGGY-LEWISHAM

9:49am Mon 1 Oct 12

Lukeyboy says...

"..does she look scared and timid to you?.."

Thats a ridiculous comment Tiggy - its a photo of her shown on a happy occasion. How can you possibly say what personality she has or what she is feeling from that photo
"..does she look scared and timid to you?.." Thats a ridiculous comment Tiggy - its a photo of her shown on a happy occasion. How can you possibly say what personality she has or what she is feeling from that photo Lukeyboy

3:43pm Mon 1 Oct 12

Outandabout says...

I didn't know this paper was read by so many professionals in the field of childcare, social work and family mediation. Lucikly there are people who won't have the knee jerk reaction that appear so many times in this paper. Those people thankfully have opinions based on greater insight than what 'people have said around the school' or guessing that she must have been abused at home just from a simple plea to help find her.
I didn't know this paper was read by so many professionals in the field of childcare, social work and family mediation. Lucikly there are people who won't have the knee jerk reaction that appear so many times in this paper. Those people thankfully have opinions based on greater insight than what 'people have said around the school' or guessing that she must have been abused at home just from a simple plea to help find her. Outandabout

5:35pm Mon 1 Oct 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

so where's the social worker in all this?
if the kid is abused, social worker would have removed her from the situation... & you all know that... attention seeker, doesn't like rules, no teen does, including mine!! but mine doesn't run away...
so where's the social worker in all this? if the kid is abused, social worker would have removed her from the situation... & you all know that... attention seeker, doesn't like rules, no teen does, including mine!! but mine doesn't run away... TIGGY-LEWISHAM

10:26pm Mon 1 Oct 12

plasticfantastic says...

Everyone's an expert. If only it was that easy to monitor your childs whereabouts 24/7 and stop them going to places and with people that you don't approve of.

I wonder if some of the comments above are actually from people with kids!!!

This girl is vulnerable and needs to be found.
Everyone's an expert. If only it was that easy to monitor your childs whereabouts 24/7 and stop them going to places and with people that you don't approve of. I wonder if some of the comments above are actually from people with kids!!! This girl is vulnerable and needs to be found. plasticfantastic

9:44am Tue 2 Oct 12

cm punk says...

This is getting boring now, I actually clicked the link with a sense of déjà vu knowing that is would be the same girl. Think about it this way, The Godfather- excellent , Godfather 2- still excellent, Godfather 3-meh, Godfather 4- never been made cause no body friggin cares about you anymore
This is getting boring now, I actually clicked the link with a sense of déjà vu knowing that is would be the same girl. Think about it this way, The Godfather- excellent , Godfather 2- still excellent, Godfather 3-meh, Godfather 4- never been made cause no body friggin cares about you anymore cm punk

9:46am Tue 2 Oct 12

cm punk says...

Has anyone checked the location of her maths teacher?
Has anyone checked the location of her maths teacher? cm punk

10:15am Tue 2 Oct 12

Happygolucky13 says...

I just hope she is found safe and sound.......... after all she is still only 14.
I just hope she is found safe and sound.......... after all she is still only 14. Happygolucky13

10:23am Tue 2 Oct 12

Hk says...

Again, she has been found safe and sound, thankfully. Something really needs to be looked into with this young girl. It may not be her fault. There may be issues at home. It needs to be got to the bottom of. No one wants anything bad to happen to a young girl of 14 but every time she goes missing it sounds to me a bit like a cry for help. It may be one day like a cry wolf situation and people may not be so quick to help or look for her.
Again, she has been found safe and sound, thankfully. Something really needs to be looked into with this young girl. It may not be her fault. There may be issues at home. It needs to be got to the bottom of. No one wants anything bad to happen to a young girl of 14 but every time she goes missing it sounds to me a bit like a cry for help. It may be one day like a cry wolf situation and people may not be so quick to help or look for her. Hk

3:20pm Tue 2 Oct 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

meet you all back here in a few weeks time then , now she been found, she'll be off again.... catch ya later then
meet you all back here in a few weeks time then , now she been found, she'll be off again.... catch ya later then TIGGY-LEWISHAM

4:02pm Tue 2 Oct 12

the wall says...

TIGGY-LEWISHAM wrote:
meet you all back here in a few weeks time then , now she been found, she'll be off again.... catch ya later then
Is that when you'll be back trolling.
[quote][p][bold]TIGGY-LEWISHAM[/bold] wrote: meet you all back here in a few weeks time then , now she been found, she'll be off again.... catch ya later then[/p][/quote]Is that when you'll be back trolling. the wall

5:54pm Tue 2 Oct 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

i am allowed to read this and comment just like everyone else.... she is an attention seeker, no problems in doors, must have a social worker for all the other times she run away... social worker would have removed her, if they thought she was in danger.... and yes, when she vanishes again, and gets in the paper, i shall comment.. and yes i do have 2 teenagers, and yes i know exactly where they are always!! and 1 don't have mobile, as he does not want 1 .. my kids are under control.
i am allowed to read this and comment just like everyone else.... she is an attention seeker, no problems in doors, must have a social worker for all the other times she run away... social worker would have removed her, if they thought she was in danger.... and yes, when she vanishes again, and gets in the paper, i shall comment.. and yes i do have 2 teenagers, and yes i know exactly where they are always!! and 1 don't have mobile, as he does not want 1 .. my kids are under control. TIGGY-LEWISHAM

6:17pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Gypo.Joe says...

I'd confiscate her Ugg type boots. Make her wear carpet slippers, them ones wiv the fluffy ball on the front like what my old nan used to wear. Gawd bless her.
I'd confiscate her Ugg type boots. Make her wear carpet slippers, them ones wiv the fluffy ball on the front like what my old nan used to wear. Gawd bless her. Gypo.Joe

9:36pm Tue 2 Oct 12

idiots34 says...

Again all these people commenting on these issues are just busy bodies... Get a grip!
Again all these people commenting on these issues are just busy bodies... Get a grip! idiots34

9:36pm Tue 2 Oct 12

idiots34 says...

They just go through all the news links and comment on issues that have nothing to do with themselves
They just go through all the news links and comment on issues that have nothing to do with themselves idiots34

10:59pm Tue 2 Oct 12

Gypo.Joe says...

idiots34 wrote:
They just go through all the news links and comment on issues that have nothing to do with themselves
Just what are you doing then IDIOT34 !!
[quote][p][bold]idiots34[/bold] wrote: They just go through all the news links and comment on issues that have nothing to do with themselves[/p][/quote]Just what are you doing then IDIOT34 !! Gypo.Joe

3:06pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Marty1979 says...

Finsbury Park??? Camden???
Finsbury Park??? Camden??? Marty1979

3:12pm Wed 3 Oct 12

the wall says...

TIGGY-LEWISHAM wrote:
i am allowed to read this and comment just like everyone else.... she is an attention seeker, no problems in doors, must have a social worker for all the other times she run away... social worker would have removed her, if they thought she was in danger.... and yes, when she vanishes again, and gets in the paper, i shall comment.. and yes i do have 2 teenagers, and yes i know exactly where they are always!! and 1 don't have mobile, as he does not want 1 .. my kids are under control.
Shame your English isn't.
[quote][p][bold]TIGGY-LEWISHAM[/bold] wrote: i am allowed to read this and comment just like everyone else.... she is an attention seeker, no problems in doors, must have a social worker for all the other times she run away... social worker would have removed her, if they thought she was in danger.... and yes, when she vanishes again, and gets in the paper, i shall comment.. and yes i do have 2 teenagers, and yes i know exactly where they are always!! and 1 don't have mobile, as he does not want 1 .. my kids are under control.[/p][/quote]Shame your English isn't. the wall

9:18pm Wed 3 Oct 12

bizzymum says...

Marty1979 wrote:
Finsbury Park??? Camden???
Yes Marty, it appears she is now venturing further afield. Last time she disappeared she pitched up in Plumstead! Who knows where next time.

I just hope people commenting on here before about her just being a vulnerable child will put this girl into context with a tiny wee girl still missing in Wales. :(
[quote][p][bold]Marty1979[/bold] wrote: Finsbury Park??? Camden???[/p][/quote]Yes Marty, it appears she is now venturing further afield. Last time she disappeared she pitched up in Plumstead! Who knows where next time. I just hope people commenting on here before about her just being a vulnerable child will put this girl into context with a tiny wee girl still missing in Wales. :( bizzymum

8:22pm Thu 4 Oct 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

lol, her family can not control her!! she runs away as she does not like rules... social services need to get involved, if they are already involved they're doing a crap job... chain her to the radiator, then she can't disappear again lol..
lol, her family can not control her!! she runs away as she does not like rules... social services need to get involved, if they are already involved they're doing a crap job... chain her to the radiator, then she can't disappear again lol.. TIGGY-LEWISHAM

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