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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 September 2007, 08:20 GMT 09:20 UK
Concern for runaway teenage girl
Paige Chivers
Paige left the family home on 26 August following a row
The father of a 15-year-old Lancashire girl has appealed for help to find his daughter who left home three weeks ago after a row.

Paige Chivers, from Longford Road in Blackpool, packed her belongings in a suitcase and left home on 26 August. She has not been heard from since.

Her father, Chris, said: "I know that we had cross words before she left but I'm sure we can sort things out.

"She is not in any trouble, I want her to know that."

He added: "Please, please get in touch so that we can get you home safely."

Growing concern

Police said although the teenager was "streetwise", they were growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Det Supt Kevin Toole said: "It is now more than three weeks since anyone has heard from Paige and we are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and well-being.

"Paige has been described to us as a 'streetwise' girl, but nevertheless she is only 15 and we need her to contact us or her father to say that she is safe and well.

"We are appealing to the public for their help and would ask that if anyone has seen Paige or knows where she might be that they contact us."

The teenager is described as white, 5ft 5in (1.65m) tall with dark brown, straight shoulder-length hair.

She has a distinctive tattoo on her back and usually wears gold hoop earrings and two small sovereign rings.

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