The family of two young girls last seen on their way to play in a Manchester park are ‘fraught with worry’ as a major search operation is underway.
The sisters, Teigan and Liana Boyd, are eight and 11 years old and disappeared after leaving their home on Acomb Street, Hulme, at 8pm to play in Whitworth Park – just 20metres away.
The schoolgirls have been missing overnight and their panicked mother alerted police who have began a major investigation into their whereabouts.
MAP REVEALED: Missing girls lived opposite Whitworth Park where they went to play
Chief Superintendent Rob Potts said: "Clearly, the family is fraught with worry that these girls have spent the night away from home. We have launched a police investigation where we are pulling out all the stops to find them safe and well.
"We are in the early, critical stages of our inquiries and we would urge anyone with information to call us as soon as possible.
"Whitworth Park is surrounded by busy roads and last night's weather would have meant that the park was busy.
"We need anyone who may have seen the girls call us as this would be vital to our inquiries."
WHITWORTH PARK: Missing sisters last seen on way to play in Manchester park
The sisters are white with brown hair – Liana is about 5ft 2in tall.
She was last wearing a brown cardigan, black top and black leggings. Her sister Teigan was last wearing denim shorts and a green top.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.