LATEST: Police extend search for teenager missing from Whaley Bridge

nbua-17-11-11-alishamoss - Teenager Alisha Moss, who has gone missing from Whaley Bridge. Photo contributed.
nbua-17-11-11-alishamoss - Teenager Alisha Moss, who has gone missing from Whaley Bridge. Photo contributed.

POLICE looking for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week are extending their search to other parts of the country.

Alisha Moss was last seen in Whaley Bridge at around 4.30pm on Thursday, November 10.

Officers are now also making enquiries in Leek, Staffordshire and in Warsop, near Mansfield, where she has friends and family.

Police are also considering the possibility the youngster may have travelled to other parts of the county, in particular Chesterfield and Derby, places where she likes to visit.

As part of the investigation, officers stopped hundreds of motorists on Long Hill in Whaley Bridge yesterday evening (Thursday, November 18) at around the same time of day Alisha was last seen.

Motorists were shown photos of Alisha and asked if they had seen a teenage girl in the area.

Posters have also been put up across the area and searches have been carried out in Whaley Bridge.

Chief Superintendent Peter Lewis, who is in charge of policing in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales said: “While we are following new lines of inquiry, we still do not have any confirmed sightings of Alisha.

“There is a strong possibility that she may have changed her clothes or appearance in the last week and so we would urge people to look out for signs of someone who may be sleeping rough.

“We are very concerned for her safety and are appealing for anyone who may have seen Alisha to come forward and contact us.”

Alisha is white, around 5ft 3in tall, of slim build with long, straight, dyed black hair.

To contact Derbyshire police call 101, the new non-emergency number.