Urgent search launched for 13-year-old girl from Wimbledon who disappeared on way to school

Patrick Grafton-Green
Missing: Serena Alexander-Benson: Met Police

Police have launched an urgent search for a 13-year-old girl who left the country after disappearing on her way to school.

Serena Alexander-Benson, from Wimbledon, south west London, left the UK on a Eurotunnel train on Friday "probably in the company of an older person", police said.

Scotland Yard said it was concerned about her welfare. She was last seen by her father that day when she left for school.

The force added that although Serena lives with her father in London, her mother lives in Poland.

She left the country via Eurotunnel at Folkestone in Kent and was wearing a green school blazer with her dark brown hair tied up.

Anyone who may know Serena's whereabouts or who may have seen her as she travelled through Folkestone should call officers at Wandsworth CID on 020 3276 2588.