The mum and dad of a 14-year-old Oldham girl who has been missing for two weeks today have issued an impassioned appeal for her safe return.
Camilia Lupu was last seen at her family home on Villa Road at around 6.30pm on Friday June 26, and is believed to be travelling with Alin Coman, 37.
The Romanian national is now wanted by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of child abduction.
Camilia’s parents, Gheorghe and Lina, today held a press conference pleading with their daughter to return home.
MISSING: 14-year-old Camilia Lupu’s mum and dad desperately want her home safely
The heartbroken mum and dad said: “We miss her and we desperately want to see her.
“She is a very wise, loving child and we don’t know what has happened to make her leave. Maybe she was charmed and corrupted.
“This last two weeks have been very difficult for us, I don’t know how we have been able to bear it.
“We feel her missing, we just want her to come back. If she is listening, we want her to know that we love her very much.”
Camilia was last seen wearing her school uniform, a black skirt and a black leather jacket over the top.
She is described as white, Romanian, around 1.4m tall, slim build with long dark hair and brown eyes.
Detective Inspector Mark McDowall said: “Camilia’s parents are extremely worried and pleading for her safe return.
“We believe that Camilia and this wanted man, Alin Coman, are currently in Spain, but that has not yet been confirmed.”
Coman is described as white, Romanian, around 1.8 m tall, slim build with short, dark receding hair and a mole in the middle of his forehead.
DC McDowall added: “First and foremost we would like Camilia to contact us so that we know she is safe and well, but obviously we are doing everything we can to get her back home as quickly as we can.
“If Camilia herself can see or hear this appeal, then I would like to reassure her that she is not in any trouble, but please contact either the police or her family so we know she is ok.”
Police have also asked anyone who has seen either Camilia or Coman in the last two weeks to contact them as soon as possible.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.