Officers are appealing to trace a member of the public who assisted a woman and two children in St Albans.
On Friday, February 1, a woman left an address in St Albans with her two youngest children with the intention of making contact with police.
At around 11.30am, the woman and her children were on London Road when she stopped a female member of the public to ask for directions to the nearest police station.
The member of the public kindly took the woman – who is of Albanian descent – and her children to St Albans Police Station at the Civic Centre but left before officers could speak to her directly.
Chief inspector, Neville Hanks, said: “This is very much an emerging enquiry and our investigations remain in the early stages. We are very keen to speak to the female member of the public who assisted this lady. Was this you? If so, please make contact with us as soon as possible.”
“We are making arrangements for the woman to be formally interviewed with assistance from an interpreter, however she has disclosed to us that she is concerned for the welfare of her 13-year-old daughter who is currently unaccounted for. We are making enquiries and are trying to establish where this lady has been staying and how she came to be there. However, our main priority is to find her daughter safe and well.”
Her daughter is 13-year-old Megi Bukaci (pictured left) who is described as 4ft 9in tall, with very long dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey top, black jeans, a dark blue jacket and small silver hoop earrings. Megi has a small scar next to her right eye.
Chief Inspector Hanks added: “We are also interested in speaking to anyone who saw the woman and her two youngest children in the St Albans area on Friday, February 1. Any information you can provide could prove vital to our investigation.”
“We would also like to hear from any motorists who were driving in the vicinity of the London Road area on Friday and have a dash cam fitted to their vehicle. If you think you have footage that could help us, then please make contact with us as soon as possible.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via online web chat, quoting ISR 369 of February 3. You can launch online web chat at herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/About-us/Contact