Is missing teen with Brighton busker?

Connor Searles and Harriet Long SUS-150509-160838001
Connor Searles and Harriet Long SUS-150509-160838001

Police believe 15-year-old girl, who has been missing from her home in Climping since Monday (August 31), could be with a busking musician in Brighton.

Harriet Long was reported to have been seen in Valentinos Bar in New Road, Brighton, on Tuesday evening.

She was in the company of a man who police now think is 20-year-old Connor Searles, who lives in Brighton and is a busking musician in the city.

He is 6’ 3”, of stocky build, with fair blonde hair that is sometimes shaven or messy. He has his ears pierced and an under-lip piercing.

Harriet is black, 6’1”, of broad build, with shoulder length black Afro-style hair and was believed to be wearing tracksuit bottoms and old navy-coloured Timberland shoes.

She was last seen at her home in Yapton Road, Climping, on Monday evening and was reported missing later that night.

PC Mark Green, of Sussex Police, said: “While there is currently no evidence that Harriet has come to any harm, this disappearance is out of character.

“We are also concerned for her welfare because of her age and because she has recently moved to West Sussex from Essex and has few friends in the area at present.

“We are fairly confident that she is with Connor and would like to hear from anyone who has seen either of them over the past few days. Please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, in either case quoting serial 30 of 01/09.”

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