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Police Appeal After Teenager Goes Missing

Thursday July 18 2013


Carla Marsh Carla Marsh


POLICE are appealing for help to trace 14-year-old Carla Marsh.

Carla left for Penistone Grammar School from her Worsbrough home at around 7.40am on July 17, with carrier bags containing clothes and hair straighteners. School staff were alerted and the bags were subsequently removed from Carla.

She was last seen at around 3pm in the Worsbrough area.

Carla, who went missing with another girl last month, is described as slim, approximately 5ft 9ins tall and white. She has shoulder-length, blonde hair which is currently dyed pink and was last seen wearing a dark-coloured school uniform. She speaks with a Yorkshire accent.

Police believe she may be in the Sheffield, Barnsley or Penistone areas.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Carla is asked to contact the South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference numbers BX/2133/2013.

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Reply Posted by michelle on Thursday July 18 2013 at 14:30
silly little girl!!!!

Reply Posted by Louise on Thursday July 18 2013 at 14:39
If the school saw her with these things and took them off her, shouldn't alarm bells have been ringing?? Better to have phoned parents before just assuming she would go home. Hope she is found well. Silly yes, but she obviously had her reasons! And probably thought on the spur of the moment. Can't imagine what her family are going through. :-(

Reply Posted by jan on Thursday July 18 2013 at 14:44
didn't she go missing a few bk , with her friend ?

Reply Posted by jan on Thursday July 18 2013 at 14:45
I meant a few weeks back

Reply Posted by charlie on Thursday July 18 2013 at 14:49
Yes jan she was. Silly attention seeking little girl. Leave her to do what she wants she'll come bk when shes ready or hungry lol

Reply Posted by jules on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:05
again?

Reply Posted by maxine on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:06
sounds like she has issues? Maybe family counseling might help?

Reply Posted by me on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:21
she ought to be charged with wasting police time... its not the first or second time shes done it! how childish

Reply Posted by Pppffft on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:31
Cant imagine what parents are going through but this is getting ridiculous. Leave her to come back when she ready, clearly she's not been abducted but has ran away AGAIN. Let her come back when she's ready then charge her for wasting police time. DO said last time when she ran away people aren't going to help because it's every month. Boy that cried wolf comes to mind.

Reply Posted by Nicki on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:32
Obviously its childish ... shes a CHILD!!! There are clearly issues here that need addressing for her, her family and the school, attention seeking or not there is a problem!! Maybe if we all had a little more tolerance to help people with their problems instead of jumping on the band wagon of judgement half the kids wouldnt have problems!! just a thought!!!

Reply Posted by eeeeee on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:36
she needs chaining up for good she will no every street in barnsley

Reply Posted by Paula on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:41
Agree about the childish remarks .. Whose to judge without knowing all the facts it's obvious it is for attention so this should be acknowledged and sorted...a hard time for all involved !!!

Reply Posted by mick on Thursday July 18 2013 at 16:25
I know all the facts as she WAS a friend of my daughter.Every time she doesnt like what her foster parents ask her to do she runs off, when she came to my house claiming her then foster parents had beaten her, truth was she wasnt allowed friends to sleep over so she ran away.No doubt the police will be visiting me again to see again if we have any idea where she might have gone this time.

Reply Posted by concerned on Thursday July 18 2013 at 16:37
I think the old saying if you cant say anything nice then don't say anything at all should be applied as a rule on WAB. There is a 14 year old child out on the streets on her own or worse with someone who could take advantage, the main issue should be to find her and get her safe. if this is not the first time she as ran away there must be a reason she don't want to be at home (I am not blaming the family in any way). there are easier ways to get attention. my thoughts are with the girl and her family x

Reply Posted by . on Thursday July 18 2013 at 16:38
This CHILD!! Obviously as issues! Why so quick to judge!! And with all the attention in the press lately about other apparant attention seeking children who where infact groomed and sold on to men my alarm bells are certainly ringing!!! There as to be a reason she's going to Sheffield! She's obviously staying sum where!! Being in the care system all be it foster parents who I'm sure are lovely people would ave an effect on any child try and imagine your own children in a similar situation I'd hope to god nobody would right them off! I don't know the reasons she's there but I dare say neither do any of you but the fact still remains she's a child and needs to be back home and kept safe!!!

Reply Posted by anonymous on Thursday July 18 2013 at 16:44
Its her own fault in my opinion for her going missing again, it's OBVIOUS she's attention seeking! People saying that their thoughts are with her family, haha you make me laugh, her family probably don't care or they would be out there searching every day if they loved her that much and they wouldn't have let her gone missing again! Yeah it makes her more vulnerable out there at such a young age but still it's her own fault at the end of the day and I have no sympathy for her.

Reply Posted by anonymous on Thursday July 18 2013 at 18:18
how heartless can some off you be!! this girl has a family and friends! have none of you thought about how heartless your comments are! yes she has gone before! there could be many reasons why! THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE! hope to god she is found safe and sound for some of you nasty peoples sake! ever thought some off your comments may be why she runs away!

Reply Posted by Tee on Thursday July 18 2013 at 18:49
This child is in foster care, her mum died. Well done you adults slating her.

Reply Posted by kerri on Thursday July 18 2013 at 19:17
Even if she has done this sort of thing before she is still a child and maybe this time she isn't jus. Attention seeking police have a duty to children to find them I do agree when She. Found If she has just rum away foe attention she should be arrested and charged with wasting police time

Reply Posted by Lynn on Thursday July 18 2013 at 20:01
Can't believe some of comments on here calling the girl a slag ya won't to grow up its obvious the girl needs help some people r disgusting hope she's found safe n sound

Reply Posted by jane on Thursday July 18 2013 at 22:48
maybe need of some t,l,c what her family canr't give her. or may be some one to talk to so dont judge a book by its cover or call her a slag she just needs help hope that she is found safe and home soon

Reply Posted by shell on Friday July 19 2013 at 13:57
trouble with a capital T she turned up at my sons house after following home he phoned the police she gave my other son a bad name then goes and askes his brother 4 help dont think so love leave my family alone she done enough all ready