Grandmother tells missing girl, 14, to come home in emotional plea
A grandmother has told her missing 14-year-old granddaughter to come home in a heartbreaking plea six days after she disappeared.
Jayden Hassan from Croydon, south London, was last seen on Monday 6 August with her friend JNea Beecher from Southwark.
The pair both told their parents they were sleeping over at one anothers houses the night before a teenage music festival in south London.
The friends were going to Teen Fest at Stanley Halls in South Norwood, but Jayden and JNea didnt return home and their worried families dont even know if the friends went to the event.
Jaydens grandmother, Rita Steele, 56, spoke of the devastation which has ripped through the family following the disappearance.
Rita said: We just want her home, thats all we want. She wont get into trouble, there werent any arguments, we just want her safe.
She was going to a teen fest in Norwood, they were going there but we dont know if they arrived or not.
They told their parents they were going and her mum, Terri thought she was staying over the night before teen fest – it started at 10am on Monday morning.
They didnt come home on the Monday night, its very confusing. We want her to come home.
I do not believe she has run away, I do not believe it. I honestly wished there was some kind of row and shed run off but I just dont think thats what has happened.
She wouldnt run away for this long. Its absolutely horrible, the thoughts which run through your head… its just terrible.
Rita said of Jayden, who is one of six children: Her siblings are missing her terribly, were all devastated.
She absolutely loves make-up. She always does her little sisters make-up and hair and she loves music too – shes just a typical 14-year-old.
Jaydens mother Terri Mulholland said on Thursday that the teenagers Oyster card was last used to tap in at Oval underground station at 4.02pm on Monday, but that she didnt tap back out.
Speaking to Southwark News, the 36-year-old said: She was happy and excited when she left.
Someone said they saw her at Teen Fest, but then several other people said they heard the girls were going to Essex to meet some boys they were speaking to.
She said she had not been missing before and that it was totally out of character.
JNeas mum Samantha Brown, 46, told the publication: We just want her to come home safely. Shes not in any trouble.
We love her very much and just want her back home.
The Metropolitan Police are investigating Jayden and JNeas disappearance and believe the girls are likely to be together.
A spokesman confirmed on Friday that officers still believe they may be in the Essex area.
Jayden is described as white, 5ft 4in tall with green/blue eyes and curly frizzy shoulder-length hair.
She has a little silver nose ring and was last seen wearing a white crop top, denim blue jean shorts, a yellow/orange cropped jumper with a black strip down each arm and black pumps with white soles.
JNea is described as black, 5ft 11in tall of slim build. She has natural afro shoulder-length black hair and was wearing a white camisole top, pink shorts with rips and black trainers.
Police are asking anyone who knows the current whereabouts of Jayden and JNea to call police on 101.