Thamesmead: Search for missing 17-year-old

PUBLISHED: 09:25 19 August 2011 | UPDATED: 16:11 19 August 2011

Amna Ali has been missing since last Wedneday

Amna Ali has been missing since last Wedneday


A teenager who has been missing since last Wednesday may have met up with people she contacted on a dating website.

Amna Ali, 17, has not been seen since she left her home in Thamesmead last week.

Her family are extremely concerned about her welfare and the police believe she may have travelled to the Spark Hill area of Birmingham.

Amna who has never been missing before is five foot, four inches tall, of a slim build with dark brown, curly hair and brown eyes.

The last time she was seen, she was wearing a floral multicoloured purple top, large blue dangly earrings, brown and blue beaded bracelets and a distinctive necklace with a large ‘A’ pendant. She also has a light pink purse bag which was worn across her body.

Detective Constable Sam Nottle said: “Amna’s family are extremely concerned about her welfare and want her to return home as soon as possible.

“We are aware that Amna had contacted a number of people on dating websites and it is possible that she might be meeting some of these individuals. Anyone with information should contact police in Greenwich as soon as possible.”

Police are aware that Amna might be using the following names, Amna Ali Khan, Aliyah Ali Khan, Amna Allya and possibly using the surname Dacosta.

One of her friends believes to have seen her in Catford at approximately 10.30pm, whilst another teenager was able to contact her on her mobile phone on Saturday August 13.

Call DC Nottle and her team at Plumstead Police Station on 0208284 7713.

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