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January 28, 2021

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Missing teen Maddison Kelly. Photo NSW Police Facebook.

Officers from Richmond Police District are appealing for help to find a missing 16-year-old girl from the area.

Shortly before 10am on Saturday 26 December 2020, Maddison Kelly left her family home on Wollongbar, near Lismore.

When she failed to return home later that day attempts were made to contact her however, she has not been located.

Family of the young girl have reported her missing to police and an investigation is now underway.

Initial inquiries suggest she may be in the Surry Hills or Haymarket area on Sydney.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare and are calling for anyone who may have information concerning her whereabouts to contact Ballina Police Station, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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