- Thames Valley Police launched a search for a missing schoolgirl on Wednesday
- Zara Payton, 14, was last seen wearing a white dressing gown and pyjamas
- It is believed she crept out of her family home in Maidenhead, Berkshire
A hunt for a schoolgirl wearing just a dressing gown has been launched after she was believed to have crept out of her family home in the early hours of the morning.
Police admitted that they were ‘very concerned’ for the welfare and safety of dark-haired 14-year-old Zara Payton who vanished during the night and was last seen at 4am on Wednesday.
Detectives, who appealed for the public’s help in finding the petite schoolgirl, said that Zara was wearing a white dressing gown with pink, blue and grey tartan on it and pyjamas.
Police have launched a hunt for Zara Payton, 14, who was last seen on Wednesday morning. The Maidenhead schoolgirl was wearing a dressing gown when she ‘crept out of her house’
She lives in The Crescent, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: ‘Zara is of slim build, 5ft 3ins tall, with a pale complexion and blue eyes.
‘She has short cut brown hair that is down to her ears in length.
‘Both of her ears are pierced and she is likely to be wearing two small stud earrings.’
Detectives, who appealed for the public’s help in finding the petite schoolgirl, said that Zara was wearing a white dressing gown with pink, blue and grey tartan on it and pyjamas
Investigating officer, Sergeant Richard Humpherson, based at Maidenhead police station, said: ‘We are appealing for anyone who can help us locate Zara to get in touch.
‘If you have seen her, or anyone matching her description, please get in touch.
‘Zara, if you see this appeal, you are not in any trouble, but we need to know that you are safe.’