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Police concerned for missing Barnsley schoolgirl

Gemma Wood
Image caption Gemma wears braces on her teeth and has a stutter

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a teenage girl who has been missing for two days.

Gemma Wood, 14, was last seen at 0855 BST on Thursday walking away from Rawmarsh Sports College in South Yorkshire.

She had been dropped off at the school by her father 10 minutes earlier.

A police spokesman said Gemma, from Elsecar, Barnsley, had not been missing before and appealed for the public's help to find her.

Ch Insp Shaun Morley, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "Her disappearance is totally out of her character. We are concerned for her welfare and if anyone has seen or heard from Gemma we urge them to contact us."

Image caption Police released this picture of a bag identical to the one Gemma was carrying

Gemma is described as being about 5ft 4in tall, medium build, with green eyes and shoulder-length, mousey-coloured hair. She also has braces on both upper and lower teeth and has a stutter.

She was last seen wearing her school uniform, which consists of a white shirt, black trousers, long black cardigan and black pumps with white soles.

Police said she was also carrying a "very distinctive" Ed Hardy 'Love Kills Slowly' bag.

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