UPDATE from the police:
Police officers say they are pleased to update that a missing teenage girl from Shaftesbury has been found safe and well.
Natasha Gray, who is 14 years old, was reported missing at 10.16pm last night, Saturday 22 June 2019. She has now been found in the Shaftesbury area.
We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal.
Police officers searching for a missing teenage girl from Shaftesbury are appealing for help from the public.
Natasha Gray, who is 14 years old, was reported missing at 10.16pm last night, Saturday 22 June 2019. It is believed that she was with friends during the day. She later left them, but did not return home.
Natasha is white, five feet two inches tall and of small build. She has long blond hair and is wearing a black coat, a dark blue and grey T-shirt with ellesse branding and black leggings.
Chief Inspector Rob Chalkley, of Dorset Police, said: ‘Due to Natasha’s age we are concerned for her welfare.
‘We are making a number of enquiries trying to find her. Even though she spent time with friends yesterday, she does not appear to be with any of them.
‘We had a report that Natasha might have been at a layby near Hanford School last night around 8pm, but it has not been confirmed that it was her.
‘If Natasha sees this appeal, please let us or your family know that you are all right. You are not in any trouble. Everyone is just concerned for your safety.’
Anyone with information or knowledge as to Natasha’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 22:494.