Emina IIora Alice Winterbotton vanished from Palma de Majorca on August 31. Her parents reported her missing to police when she failed to return home and Spanish authorities are treating the case with the ‘highest priority’
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Police are frantically searching for a missing British teenager last seen in Spain three weeks ago.
Emina IIora Alice Winterbotton, 15, vanished in Palma de Majorca on August 31.
Her parents, who live in Palma, reported her missing to police after she failed to return home.
Sources at the Policia Nacional, the force leading the investigation, have called the case “disturbing and of the highest priority,” the Sun reports.
Police are asking anyone with any information on her whereabouts to call them on 091 as soon as possible.
SOS Desaparicidos issued a missing notice and described Emina as 5ft 7ins, having “long chestnut hair and big green eyes.”
According to her social media, Emina is originally from Manchester and now lives in Palma, reports the Daily Star.
Majorca is a popular holiday destination for Brits but is also a permanent home to more than 16,000 UK expats.
According to a 2019 report, the Balearic Islands have the highest crime rate in Spain.
The troubling news of Emina’s disappearance comes after another British girl went missing in Majorca earlier this year.
Taya O’Loughlin, 14, vanished in March outside her school along with a Spanish friend of hers.
Concern for both of the girls’ welfare prompted a huge police response, with local officers scouring the holiday island for them.
Luckily, young Taya was found safe and well only a few days after her disappearance.
Another teenage girl, Jodie Pook, 14, also went missing last week, September 15, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Jodie was found safe and well yesterday, September 21.