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20 March 2019, 19:54 | Updated: 20 March 2019, 19:57
A £5000 reward has been offered to help find missing MK teenager Leah Croucher.
Leah Croucher was last seen in Buzzacott Lane, Furzton, Milton Keynes, just after 8.15am on Friday 15 February. She was walking in the direction of Loxbeare Drive and Chaffron Way.
Leah’s family last saw her in Quantock Crescent, Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes, at around 10pm on Thursday 14 February. Her family reported her missing the following day (15th February).
An anonymous donor has now offered a £5,000 reward to anyone who provides information that results in Leah being found.
The following statement is issued on behalf of Leah’s parents, Claire and John Croucher:
"We are the parents of Leah Croucher. Leah has been missing now for 33 long and agonising days.
Despite the extensive efforts of the police searches which at times have involved over 100 officers and volunteers.
Despite over 120 of our family and friends, who have handed out leaflets over three weekends as far afield as London and Birmingham, there have been no further confirmed sightings of Leah.
Despite extensive police appeals, our previous press conference, shares and retweets on social media from family, friends, complete strangers and celebrities alike.
Despite over 200 of you, the public, calling in, there have been no further confirmed sightings of Leah.
Her posters are on buses, trains, taxis and at various locations around the country. There is even a poster in the main train station in Berlin. Australia knows my daughter is missing. But still no further confirmed sightings of Leah.
She has just literally vanished.
We believe that somebody in Milton Keynes knows where Leah is. We need that person to call 101 and tell the police where to find her.
We have received so much support from the public already, including The MK Dons at their home games and Asda printing her poster in large to display in their store.
From the people who spent the day in the cold and rain handing out leaflets to generate some of the 200 calls received so far, we are so grateful to every single one of you. So many of you have already gone above and beyond to offer help to us in one way or another.
Now one kind angel has offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to finding Leah. We are beyond grateful for this extraordinary generosity.
There will be large banners appearing at strategic locations across Milton Keynes this weekend which will be advertising the £5,000 reward.
More of the smaller posters will be appearing on more housing estates this weekend thanks to our army of helpers.
We are not going to stop.
Please, I am speaking to that person or persons out there who will start the trail to find our beautiful Leah, there is now a £5,000 reward. Pick up the phone and do the right thing. Call 101. Tell us how and where to find our daughter. Please. We need to know if she is alive or dead. Please call 101.
Leah, if you are watching this please come home. We miss you so much. If someone or something has upset you we can sort it out together as a family. Please come back to us. Your dad and I are worried sick about you. Everyone is. We want you here, safe with us. We just want to give you a big cuddle. Come home please, we love you.”