Public appeal in search for missing Bournemouth teenager


Officers searching for missing Bournemouth teenager Porsha Bowden are pleased to confirm she has been located.

The 14-year-old had been reported missing after last being seen at an address in the town at around 7.55pm on Friday 22 March 2019.

We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal.


Officers searching for a missing teenage girl from Bournemouth are appealing for help from the public to find her.

Porsha Bowden, aged 14, was last seen at an address in Iddesleigh Road at around 7.55pm on Friday 22 March 2019.

She is described as mixed race, around five feet four inches tall and has dark hair that she normally wears in a bun. She is believed to have been wearing a red bandana, black puffa-style jacket with a brown furry collar, camouflage trousers and black Nike trainers.

Chief Inspector Andy Edwards, of Dorset Police, said: “We are concerned for Porsha’s welfare and are keen to locate her as soon as possible.

“She is believed to be in the Boscombe area and we are carrying out extensive searches in that vicinity.

“I am appealing to anyone with knowledge as to her whereabouts, or anyone who sees a teenage girl matching the description given, to contact police immediately.

“I would also ask Porsha if she sees this appeal to make contact with us as we just want to ensure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Porsha’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 22:460.