Concern for missing Lancashire girl, 14, who never arrived at relative's house

A 14-year-old girl from Accrington failed to arrive at a relative's house yesterday, sparking concern for her welfare.

Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 12:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 12:53 pm
Jessica Hesketh, 14, was last seen by a friend in Burnley Road, Accrington at about 8.30pm last night (May 5)

Police say Jessica Hesketh, 14, was last seen by a friend in Burnley Road, Accrington at about 8.30pm last night (May 5).

She had apparently left her home to visit a relative’s house, but she never arrived.

She is described as white, 5 ft 4ins tall, slim build with brown hair, half dyed red, and blue eyes.

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Jessica was wearing a grey jumper, a black Moncler jacket, and black Nike trainers with a blue Nike tick at the time of her disappearance.

She has links to Blackburn and Manchester.

A police spokesperson said: "We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Jessica who hasn’t been seen since she was heading to a family member's house last night.

"We would urge her or anyone who sees her or knows where she might be to contact police."

Anyone who sees Jessica or has any information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0081 of May 5.