Police make breakthrough in hunt for missing Sophie, 13

Police believe a girl missing from North Staffordshire has been seen around 60 miles away. Sophie went missing from Stone and had last been seen on Saturday evening.

Now the force believes the 13-year-old has now been spotted in the Piccadilly area of Manchester on Tuesday. The youngster, from Telford, is described as being of medium build with red and black hair.

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said: "We’re continuing to appeal for information to help us find missing girl Sophie. The 13-year-old is missing from Stone and was seen at around 6pm on Saturday (June 22). Following enquiries, we believe Sophie was last seen in the Piccadilly area of Manchester on Tuesday (June 25)."

Anyone who has seen Sophie, or who knows where she is, should call the force on 101 and quote incident number 625 of June 22.

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