"Monday: Got stalked, again": Facebook fears of schoolgirl, 12, "before she was abducted by two men"

'Monday: Got stalked, again': Facebook fears of schoolgirl, 12, 'before she was abducted by two men'Kerry Goddard vanished at 10pm but was found again the next dayPolice described her disappearance as 'out of character'Two 19-year-olds are being questioned in custody

By
Emma Reynolds

PUBLISHED:

12:49 GMT, 1 February 2013

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UPDATED:

12:58 GMT, 1 February 2013


Hunt: Kerry Goddard was described by police as being well-spoken and looking older than her years

Hunt: Kerry Goddard was described by police as being well-spoken and looking older than her years

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of abduction after a 12-year-old girl who had complained of being stalked went missing from her home.

Kerry Goddard vanished at 10pm last night and her family raised the alarm when she failed to return to her home in Fownhope, Herefordshire.

After an extensive search, police found her at a house in Hereford and arrested two 19-year-old men in connection with the incident.

Just days before she vanished, Kerry posted on Facebook that she was 'scared' and being followed.

She told her 217 friends: 'Sunday: Got into town for a while….. Got followed….. Stalked.

'Monday: Got stalked, again. Tuesday: Stalked…. at school. I'm f***ing scared….'

Police said it was the first time Kerry had gone missing and said her disappearance was out of character.

In a press release issued this morning, Superintendent Mark Travis of West Mercia Police said officers were 'very concerned' for the 12-year-old's welfare.

She was described as blonde, well-spoken and looking older than her years at 5ft 6in. She had been wearing a grey hoodie when she vanished.

'It is the first time Kerry has gone missing like this and bearing in mind her age we are very concerned for her welfare,' said Superintendent Travis.

'She is not in any trouble but clearly we need to establish her safety and would appeal to her or anyone who knows where she is or who she is with to get in touch with us immediately.'

But within a few hours she had been located at a house in Hereford, around seven miles from her home.

Two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of child abduction and were being held in police custody yesterday.

A police spokesman said: 'We would like to thank those members of the public who have helped us with information during the search for Kerry.'

'Scared': Kerry went missing from her family home in the village of Fownhope

'Scared': Kerry went missing from her family home in the village of Fownhope