Urgent Update on Sophie – Now Believed To Be In The Blackpool Area With This Older Man

Police are growing increasingly concerned about 17 year old Sophie Wilson who is missing from her home in Nelson. She is believed to be in the company of an older man, Steven Purkhardt. The Police have issued an urgent appeal for anyone who sees her or 38 year old Steven Purkhardt to get in touch immediately.

As previously reported, Sophie is 17 years old, approximately 5’5″ tall, and has long blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a grey top and zip up hoody.

Detective Chief Inspector Alisa Wilson, of West Police, said: ‘We believe Sophie is in Blackpool and that she is with Steven Purkhardt, a man considerably older than her. As time goes on we are growing increasingly worried about her and I would appeal for the public’s help in trying to find her and make sure she is safe. I would also ask that if Sophie or Steven see this appeal then they come forward and contact us.’

If you have seen Sophie or Steven or have any information about their whereabouts please contact the Police on 101 quoting reference 04/55085/21. For immediate sightings call 999

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