02 September 2020 02:30
Police believe they have found the body of Seesha Dack, 15, after a two day search (Picture: PA) A body has been found in the search for a teenage girl who vanished on Sunday evening with her phone switched off. Seesha Dack had not been seen since about 7pm near Fish Quay in North Shields, near Newcastle, after parting ways with a group of friends. Today a police boat was pictured searching the River Tyne while a helicopter circled overhead. Meanwhile specialist search teams combed through a disused warehouse on an industrial estate on the Fish Quay. The girl's family said her disappearance was 'out of character' (Picture: PA) Police cordon off part of North Shields Fish Quay as they hunt for clues (Picture: PA) Formal identification is yet to take place, but authorities believe a body they found this evening in the Tanners Bank area of North Shields is that of Seesha.
Before her disappearance, the teenager met a small group of friends, with whom she spent a couple of hours before heading home at around 7pm on Sunday. A huge search operation was launched to find the girl, whose phone was turned off, leaving friends and family unable to contact her. Seesha had never been reported missing to police before and her disappearance has been described as 'out of character'. A police boat was pictured scouring the River Tyne earlier today (Picture: North News & Pictures) Seesha's phone had been switched off, making it impossible for family to get hold of her (Picture: North News & Pictures) Speaking earlier today, the girl's mum Victoria Dack, 33, said: 'Seesha is a confident, outgoing, happy, bubbly girl. 'We just want her home safe.
We are still searching for missing teenager Seesha Dack. She has now not been seen for more than 36 hours and we need anyone with information about her whereabouts to get in touch immediately ☎️ — Northumbria Police (@northumbriapol) September 1, 2020 Her phone has been switched off, leaving friends and family unable to contact her. She had been "hanging around" with friends who have all been traced and who have supported the police search, he said. He said the operation was split into a search and an investigation, with specialists checking the River Tyne, as well as derelict outbuildings, and others working on the inquiry, searching CCTV and looking for potential witnesses. Speaking directly to the missing girl, he said: "Seesha, you are not in trouble, you haven't done anything wrong." He urged her to make contact with a family member or the police to let them know she was safe, adding: "All we want to do, along with your family, is to reunite you with your family." Mr Metcalfe described her as a "home bird" who was not known for leaving North Tyneside, and who had not gone missing before.
Superintendent Craig Metcalfe is leading the search (Tom Wilkinson/PA) He asked the public to search through CCTV or dash cam footage they might have from the area on Sunday. Seesha was last seen wearing black leggings and a khaki green jacket and she is described as white, 5'4 in height and with long brown hair. Seesha, or anyone with information, is asked to contact 101. Speaking about her family, Mr Metcalfe said: "They are really worried, they are being brave, they are being fully co-operative. A body has been found in the search for missing 15-year-old Seesha Dack, Northumbria Police have said. The teenager was last seen with friends at the Fish Quay in North Shields at around 7pm on Sunday. While her friends all returned home, Seesha did not. Police said they found a body, believed to be the missing teenager, near Tanners Bank in North Shields on Tuesday evening. Seesha went missing in North Shields on Sunday (Owen Humphreys/PA) Superintendent Barrie Joisce said: "This is an extremely sad conclusion to an extensive investigation. "Specialist officers are currently supporting Seesha's family during this incredibly difficult time and our thoughts are with them. POLICE searching for a missing 15-year-old girl have found a body. Seesha Dack had not been seen since around 7pm on Sunday near the Fish Quay in North Shields. 10 Police hunting for Seesha have found a body Credit: North News and Pictures 10 A desperate search had been launched for the missing 15-year-old Credit: North News and Pictures 10 Police believe a body they found this evening is Seesha's Credit: North News and Pictures Cops believe the body of a female found this evening near Tanners Bank is Seesha's. Superintendent Barrie Joisce, of Northumbria Police, said the discovery was "an extremely sad conclusion to an extensive investigation". He added: "Specialist officers are currently supporting Seesha's family during this incredibly difficult time and our thoughts are with them. "I want to thank everyone who helped in our search by sharing our appeals, searching the area and those who have phoned us with possible sightings. "We will continue to carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances around the death, but at this stage we do not believe there to be any third party involvement." Seesha had spent around two hours with friends before they arrived home safely. A huge search was launched for the "at risk" teen, whose phone was switched off. Police were earlier today seen scouring the River Tyne as a helicopter circled overheard. Seesha's mum Victoria Dack, 33, had appealed for help to get her "baby girl home safe". 10 They have also been searching the River Tyne Credit: North News and Pictures 10 Officers scouring for the teenager today Credit: North News and Pictures 10 Seesha was described as 'high risk' Credit: North News and Pictures She said: "Seesha is a confident, outgoing, happy, bubbly girl. "We just want her home safe. If she is reading this I want to let her know I love her and I miss her. "You're not in any trouble, I just want you home." Seesha's disappearance was described as "out of character". Before today's heartbreaking discovery, Superintendent Craig Metcalfe, of Northumbria Police, said officers have been combing the local area and making extensive enquiries as they searched for Seesha. 10 Onlookers gather this evening as a police van goes to the cordon at North Shields Fish Quay in North Tyneside Credit: PA:Press Association 10 Officers search in bushes in North Shields today Credit: North News and Pictures 10 Seesha's mum had issued a desperate appeal for information Credit: North News and Pictures Fifteen-year-old Seesha Dack left her North Shields home at 5pm on Sunday, August 30 before meeting a small group of friends at the Fish Quay, also in North Shields. The friends went their separate ways at around 7pm and while the rest of the group returned home, Seesha has not been seen since. She was last seen wearing a khaki green jacket with black leggings and she is described as white, 5'4" in height, with long brown hair. Officers searching for the teenager said her phone has been switched off, meaning family and friends are unable to contact her. Seesha has not been reported missing to the police before, the force said, and her disappearance is "out of character". Superintendent Craig Metcalfe, of Northumbria Police, said: "Our officers have been combing the local area and have been making extensive enquiries in an effort to locate Seesha. "Every phone call we receive reporting a possible sighting of Seesha is being investigated in depth and we thank the public for their support and continued vigilance. "This is highly out of character for Seesha and her family and friends are worried sick. "We are continuing to offer support to her family at this time and would ask anybody who has seen or heard from her, or might know her whereabouts, to please come forward, any information, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, could prove crucial to finding Seesha. "If Seesha sees this appeal then we want you to know that you're not in any trouble. Seesha, or anyone with information about her whereabouts, is asked to contact 101 as soon as possible quoting reference 947 300820. You can subscribe to this website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app.