Police have released an appeal to find missing teenager Nicola
Grobler, who has been missing for two weeks.
Nicola Grobler hasn’t been seen by police or her family since
leaving an address in Harborne on August 17 saying she
was going to visit a friend in Walsall.
Nicola previously went missing from her Northfield home in June
this year. She was found a month later, on the day that
her image was used to
new electronic missing person billboards in Birmingham
city centre. The campaign was launched by
Kate McCann, mother of Madeline.
West Midlands Police have described Nicola as a vulnerable girl, at
risk of exploitation, and are keen that she is found as
soon as possible.
Investigations by Public Protection specialists at West Midlands
Police revealed she stayed at a Birmingham city centre
hotel on August 23 and sightings have since been
reported in Stechford.
Investigating officer, Acting Detective Inspector Dave Amos, said:
“A carer last spoke to her on the evening of August 17.
We have some confirmed sightings of her since then in
central Birmingham and most recently Stechford – but her
mother, who lives in Northfield, is desperately worried
that she hasn’t made contact.
“If anyone knows where Nicola is, or believes they have seen her,
we’d urge them to contact us or the Missing People
“Her family and friends just want Nicola to make contact so they
can be reassured she is safe and well.”
Nicola is described as white, around 5ft 7ins tall with long wavy
brown hair, fair complexion and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing a cream-coloured fleece jacket, black
vest top and leggings, and distinctive black Adidas
trainers with bright orange stripes and orange sole.
Acting Det Insp Amos added: “Nicola is originally from South Africa
– though she speaks with a London accent – and moved to
the Midlands recently to be with her mother. We’re not
aware of any particular trigger that might have led her
to run away or explain her disappearance.
“We’re working closely with the Missing People charity to get
Nicola’s image on digital displays across Birmingham and
posters in areas we believe she may have visited
Anyone with any information about Nicola’s whereabouts is asked to
call Birmingham South Police on 101 or the charity
Missing People on 116000 via phone or text.