Support messages for Natasha

AS the frantic search for missing teenager Natasha Coombs continues today, her friends are rallying round with messages of support and website pleas.With these new pictures of Natasha emerging today on the Find Natahsa and Come Home Natasha Bebo websites, friends are also leaving messages for her to come home safely on other sites.

AS the frantic search for missing teenager Natasha Coombs continues today, her friends are rallying round with messages of support and website pleas.

With these new pictures of Natasha emerging today on the Find Natahsa and Come Home Natasha Bebo websites, friends are also leaving messages for her to come home safely on other sites.

One message, left by a school friend who called herself Larney, read: “I am so shocked about what has happened.

“My heart goes out to her family and I really hope she is somewhere safe.

“I have been watching every news report and nothing good has come from it so far. I just wish I could help.

“Everyone wishes they could help in some way.

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“Tasha, if you are out there, come home. “Everyone misses you so much.

Another message simply read: “My thoughts are with the family.”

Today her desperate parents appeared on GMTV to put out another appeal for news about their missing daughter

When asked if Natasha could have run away, her mother Joanne said: "I am her mum and also her best friend. Natasha told me everything. If she did have any relationship problems I would have been aware. I always said to Natasha, any problems she had I would help her sort them. She knew that.

"Which makes it even more difficult to comprehend why she would consider not coming home."

The 17-year-old former pupil of East Bergholt High School who lives in Dovercourt, was last seen on Friday July 27 after getting on a train at Ipswich after enjoying an evening out with friends. She called her parents to say she was getting the 10.40pm train but never arrived home.

Detectives have become increasingly concerned about her mysterious disappearance and have been searching woodland close to Manningtree station - the area which her mobile phone signal was last picked up.

Today they will continue to search in Manningtree but also in Harwich.

Yesterday police released CCTV showing Natasha standing at Ipswich railway station just prior to her catching the 10.42pm train towards Manningtree.

Prior to getting on the train Natasha and friends had eaten at the Golden Dragon Chinese restaurant in Cardinal Park.

Manager at the restaurant Jay Tan said police had visited him to ask about the night in question but he had been unable to help because it had been very busy with a lot of customers dining.

Police hope the new CCTV pictures will help jog witness' memory of her last known movements.

Officers believe that Natasha may have been upset over a recent relationship break-up. However, there is no indication she was planning to disappear as she had no additional clothing with her and wears disposable contact lenses with no spares in her possession.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Clacton police station on 01255 221312.

n. Send your messages of support to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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