The anguished mum of a missing teen who was last seen nearly a month ago has begged her to make contact on her 16th birthday.
Naomi Rees, from Pontypridd, Wales, sparked a nationwide police hunt after she vanished on Wednesday, August 15.
She is thought to be with Tomas Baker, 20, of Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Today, Naomi’s heartbroken parents, Grace and Peter Rees, made an emotional plea for their daughter to ‘get in touch’ on her birthday.
They said not knowing where she is was ‘killing them’, Birmingham Live reports.
Mrs Rees said: "Naomi, we never imagined we would be spending your 16th birthday like this – not knowing where you are or if you are safe or not.
"We know you do care and can only assume you are not aware of our messages or you are not being given the opportunity make contact.
“Not knowing where you are and how you are faring is killing us.
"We won’t rest until the day you are home and love you more than words can express.
"Please Naomi, get in touch."
The 16-year-old, from Rhydyfelin, was spotted on CCTV boarding a bus heading towards Pontypridd town centre at 7.46am on the day she was last seen.
Further CCTV footage then puts Naomi on Bridge Street walking into Ynysangharad War Memorial Park at 8.06am.
Inquiries are continuing to establish where she went after that.
In the footage, Naomi was wearing a long scarf, dark jacket, dark jeans, and black trainers with white soles. She was also carrying a holdall.
Mr Baker’s mother also sent out a plea to her son to contact police.
She said: “Your sister ’boo’ and me are worried sick.
"Please do the right thing and if you are with anybody you should not be with, then please take them to the nearest police station or being the good man you are Tom – make them do the right thing in contacting who they need to contact.
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“Tom we all love you and miss you deeply.
"Please, Please THINK and do the right thing."
Det Insp Gareth Davies, who is leading the investigation, previously said: "We are very concerned for Naomi as it is now over a week since she was last seen by her loved ones.
"Naomi has not made contact with her family who are deeply distressed.
"Our message to Naomi, is that we believe that you left on your own accord but we must know that you are OK.
"Your family and friends are extremely worried but you are not in any trouble whatsoever, so please make contact and let your parents know you are safe and well.
"If Naomi is with Mr Baker then my message to him is that it is not too late to do the right thing.
"Our priority is to know that Naomi is safe and to get her back home to her family, so if he is in a position to help make that happen then he should make contact with us immediately."
Officers have carried out extensive inquiries and they continue to liaise with police forces in other areas.
The Missing People charity has also circulated the teenager’s details nationally.
Mr Davies added: "Our appeal is both local and national as Naomi, who we suspect is accompanied by Tomas Baker, could be anywhere in the UK.
"We’ve released pictures of them both in the hope that the public can help us locate them."
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