Police appeal to locate missing teenagers at Lithgow

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate two missing teenagers from the Central Tablelands.

Ethan Bellamy-Bourke and Cheri Franklin – both aged 13 – were last seen in Lithgow about 10.30am yesterday (Friday 1 December 2023).

When they were unable to be located or contacted, officers from Chifley Police District were notified and commenced an investigation into their whereabouts.

There are serious concerns for their welfare due to their young ages.

Ethan is described as Caucasian appearance, 145cm, thin build and light brown hair.

Cheri is described as Caucasian appearance, 155cm, medium build, shoulder length brown hair and has green/hazel coloured eyes.

They are both wearing blue school uniforms.

Both are known to frequent the Lithgow and Bowenfels areas.

Anyone with information into their whereabouts is urged to contact Lithgow Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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