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Wednesday, 11 July, 2001, 18:40 GMT 19:40 UK
Crimewatch appeal for Danielle
Danielle Jones
Programme will show Danielle's last known movements
A reconstruction of the last known movements of missing Essex teenage schoolgirl Danielle Jones will feature on the BBC One's Crimewatch UK programme.

The 15-year-old vanished after leaving her home in East Tilbury, Essex, to walk to catch a school bus at 0800BST on 18 June.

A reconstruction will be filmed in her home village on Monday ahead of the programme's broadcast on Wednesday night.

Her family have agreed to the television appeal for help in tracing her.

Large-scale inquiry

Viewers will see an actress leave Danielle's house and walk up the street.

They will then suddenly see her turn back towards nearby shops.

At that point Danielle disappeared and has not been seen since.

Essex Police have consulted missing persons experts in forces across the UK, including Sussex officers involved in the hunt for eight-year-old Sarah Payne, who was later found murdered.

An Essex Police spokesman said the force had not dealt with a missing person's case on the scale of Danielle's disappearance in recent years.

Blue van

Police have continued to search wasteland, stretches of water and quarries near Danielle's home in East Tilbury, he said.

Officers are investigating reports that a girl matching Danielle's description was seen getting into a blue Transit-type van in Coronation Avenue where she lives.

But Mr Coltman said officers had reasons to believe that might not have been Danielle.

Danielle is 5ft 7in, slim, with blue eyes and long blonde hair and a brace on her teeth.

Crimewatch UK is due to be broadcast on BBC One on Wednesday 18 July at 2100BST.

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