Police appeal for sisters missing from West Sussex foster home

Elesha and Olivia Joseph Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Elesha and Olivia Joseph had been living in the Caribbean

Police are appealing for help tracing two teenage sisters who have gone missing from their foster home.

Elesha Joseph, 16, and Olivia Joseph, 15, were last seen at about 18:00 BST on Wednesday at the home in Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.

Police believe there is a possibility that both girls are in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan.

Both are British Jamaicans whose father died in 2003 and their mother in July this year.

They had been living in the Caribbean but returned to the UK and entered foster care about three weeks ago.

No money

Neither girl is thought to have had money or mobile phones with them when they left their foster home.

Det Insp Rob Walker, of Worthing CID, said: "They have relatives elsewhere in the UK and it may be that they have set off to try to join them."

Both girls are black and have cornrow plaited hair.

Elesha, who is 5'2" tall, is thought to be wearing a grey coat and blue jeans. She also wears glasses.

Olivia, who is 5' 3" tall, is thought to be wearing a burgundy red coat, an ankle-length skirt and back shoes.

Anybody with information is asked to contact South Wales Police or Sussex Police on 101.

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