Come home Chloe
Reporter: Iram Ramzan
Date online: 27 March 2014
Angry dad asks: how could police let her give them the slip?
A CONCERNED father is outraged that his runaway teenage daughter was able to escape a second time after being found by police.
Jonathan Knight has pleaded for missing 15-year-old Chloe Shelley to return after she ran away from his home in Birmingham back to Oldham on March 16, to be with her boyfriend.
Mr Knight believes the boyfriend is an abusive drug dealer who had arranged for her to live with him to keep them apart.
Greater Manchester Police officers called him shortly before 5am on Monday to say they had found his daughter in Oldham and would be taking her to the station. But she escaped a short time later and disappeared.
Chloe (15), who attended Royton and Crompton School, and her mother Marie Pollock (40) moved from their home in Greenacres to be with Jonathan only two weeks ago, after resuming contact in the New Year.
Mr Knight (37) first contacted British Transport Police so that they could catch Chloe on the train, then West Midlands Police, who passed the case to GMP.
Mr Knight was furious that she managed to escape the police shortly after they had found her.
He said: “We’re quite concerned about her. She is 15 and suffers from fits. She is with a drug dealer who punched her in the face in front of other people. Nobody knows where she is now.”
Mum Marie said: “She was fine — she had resigned herself to the fact she was living in Birmingham.
“But it emerges that her mates have arranged it all — I found this out by some of the messages they posted on her Facebook page. Now she has blocked everyone so we can’t check.
“She’s just a typical teenager — but we’re missing her.”
A spokesman for GMP confirmed that Chloe had been located on Monday but went missing again, and it is currently searching for her.
Anyone with information should call the non-emergency 101 number.
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