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4 June 2010, 17:27
Police are renewing their appeal for public help in finding a vulnerable pregnant teenager who went missing in Bournemouth – and is due to give birth this week.
Chelsie O’Donegan, aged 15, was last seen in the Stafford Road area of Bournemouth – between Horseshoe Common and the Lansdowne – during the afternoon of Thursday, 3 June 2010.
Police believe that Chelsie could be in the Boscombe area of east Bournemouth where she has family and friends.
Officers have also been making enquiries with hospitals – in case the teenager has been admitted – as well as speaking with her family and friends.
Chelsie is described as white, five feet four inches tall, slim, heavily pregnant and with shoulder length brown hair.
When she went missing, the teenager – who is due to give birth on Thursday of this week, June 10, 2010 – was wearing a black coat, black jumper, a white T-shirt and black trousers.
Inspector Neil Phillips, of Bournemouth police, said: “We are growing very concerned for Cheslie’s safety and welfare because of her age and the fact she is due to give birth this week.
“I am appealing to Chelsie to contact the police as soon as possible – and for anyone who knows her current or previous whereabouts, since she went missing, to get in touch as soon as possible.
“All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence and we are interested in any information – no matter how unimportant or irrelevant people may believe it to be.
“My message to anyone who Chelsie may be staying with is please examine your conscience, think about Chelsie’s welfare and do the right thing – contact the police in confidence as soon as possible for the sake of the teenager and her unborn baby,” added Inspector Phillips.
Anyone who sees Chelsie O’Donegan should immediately dial 999 while anyone with information about her whereabouts since she went missing should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 222 222.