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Missing Child: Ellie Mae Ashley

Is a 15-year-old girl named Ellie Mae Ashley missing from her Nottinghamshire home.?

Published Jul 22, 2012

Claim:   A 15-year-old girl named Ellie Mae Ashley is missing from her Nottinghamshire home.


Example:   [Collected on the Internet, July 2012]

Received a post on Facebook about a 15 year old girl that's missing last seen leaving Kirbkey College. Ellie Mae Ashley.


Origins:   Ellie Mae Ashley, who briefly went missing from her Nottinghamshire home in July 2012, has been found, according to This Is Nottingham:

A 15-year-old girl reported as missing has been found.

Notts Police issued an appeal for information on [July 13] after Ellie Mae Ashley disappeared on [the previous] night.

She had last been seen around the Badger Box pub area of Annesley at about 10pm.

[On July 15] a force spokeswoman said the teenager had been found "safe and well".

Last updated:   22 July 2012

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