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Three people from Newhaven arrested on suspicion of child abduction

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Police looking for missing schoolgirl Chloe Newman have arrested three people from Newhaven on suspicion of child abduction.

A 33-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man were arrested yesterday (Thursday January 16) by officers searching for Chloe.

They were questioned before being released on bail until April 11 while officers carry out further inquiries.

The search for Chloe continues.

The schoolgirl, aged 14, has been missing for more than a week.

Police also searched a home in Gibbon Road, Newhaven.

Detective Inspector Gavin Patch said: “Chloe has been missing for more than a week and we are becoming increasingly concerned about her welfare.

“We are now treating her as a high risk missing person because of her age, the length of time she has been missing and the fact that she has been associating with older people.

“If you have seen Chloe or have any information about where she could be, please contact us urgently.”

Chloe was last seen getting into a black car at Haywards Heath railway station at 2.50pm on Tuesday January 7.

Several people have said they think they may have seen her since then but none of the sightings have been confirmed.

When Chloe went missing she was wearing a pink hooded jacket with a black sleeveless jacket, black trousers, blue Vans and large curtain ring earrings.

She is slim and had her long blonde hair up in a ponytail.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 842 of 7/1, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 

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