Sightings reported in search for teen

POLICE today appealed for further help in locating a teenager who disappeared after a night out in Ipswich after several reported sightings of her.Officers in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk were involved in the search for 17-year-old Natasha Coombs, from Harwich, after she went missing following a trip to Ipswich on Fright night.

POLICE today appealed for further help in locating a teenager who disappeared after a night out in Ipswich after several reported sightings of her.

Officers in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk were involved in the search for 17-year-old Natasha Coombs, from Harwich, after she went missing following a trip to Ipswich on Fright night.

Norfolk police are now following up reports of sightings of her in and around Norwich.

A spokesman for Essex police, which is heading the investigation, said: “Natasha Coombs was reported missing by her mother on Friday, July 27 after the 17-year-old failed to return to her home address.

“Officers are liaising with their counterparts in Norfolk following possible sightings in and around Norwich.”

Earlier in the search, Natasha's family released a statement which said: “She is a very much loved 17-year-old only child and is missed terribly by family and friends.

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“We are all frantic with worry and just want to know she is safe and well.”

Natasha left her home earlier in the day on Friday wearing a purple sequined top, purple, pink and white 'ra ra' skirt and a white jacket.

She is described as white, 5 feet 3 inches tall and of slim build, with brown hair highlighted hair

Anyone with any information should contact Clacton police on 01255 221312.

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