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Veronica Sbircea: CCTV of last known movements released

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Media captionCCTV footage shows missing Veronica Sbircea in Brixton

Police trying to trace a missing 15-year-old schoolgirl have released CCTV showing her walking hand-in-hand with another person in south London.

Veronica Sbircea left her home in Kettering in Northamptonshire on 21 July.

Police have released footage of her last known sighting, walking through Brixton at 17:15 GMT on 28 July.

Det Insp Stuart Hitchon, of Northamptonshire Police, said they "desperately" need to know she is safe.

Veronica was spotted in Ponders End in Enfield, London, on 27 July and in the Brixton area of the city the following day.

In August, her father issued a public plea to her to "come back home".

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Image caption Veronica Sbircea's father Anton said nobody was "mad or angry" as he pleaded for his daughter to come home
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Image caption Police believed there was "a small chance" Veronica might attend the Notting Hill Carnival, but despite appeals no leads came forward

Det Insp Hitchon said: "We've released some additional CCTV footage in the hope that it may trigger someone's memory of seeing her or that Veronica herself may see it and make contact with us.

"It has been over a month since any sightings of her or any social media contact by her, which is very concerning."

The teenager, who is also known as Rachel, is white, 5ft (1m 52cm), with long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing dark leggings and a black top.

She is originally from north London and had attended Kingsmead School in Enfield.

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