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Tuesday, 5 December, 2000, 10:19 GMT
Missing girl's father appeals for help
Michelle Tiernan (R) and Leanne's friend Sarah
Missing girl's sister carried out a reconstruction
The father of missing teenager Leanne Tiernan has appealed for anyone with information about the disappearance of his "much loved" daughter to come forward.

Leanne, 16, was last seen nine days ago after a shopping trip to Leeds with a friend, but failed to return to her home in the Bramley area of the city.

Police searches and a reconstruction of her last movements on 26 November by Leanne's 19-year-old sister Michelle have so far failed to find any trace of the missing girl.

Leanne Tiernan
Leanne Tiernan: Has not been missing before
Her father, Michael, who flew home from holiday when he heard his daughter was missing, said the family could think of no reason for her to disappear.

"She has never disappeared before. She is an outgoing, outspoken girl, much loved," Mr Tiernan said on GMTV.

He said her mock GCSE examinations had been approaching.

"She seemed to be coping with that fine.

"She had no problems, no worries about any exams at all," Mr Tiernan said.


She is an outgoing, outspoken girl, much loved

Michael Tiernan
Mr Tiernan said Michelle was finding her sister's disappearance very difficult.

"She's solid as a rock, but she's really missing Leanne," he said.

"If anyone saw Leanne or saw anything, no matter how insignificant, please get in touch.

"We want to come to a close with this and find Leanne."

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