Child rescue alert remains in place for missing 14-year-old Dundalk girl believed to be at 'serious risk'

Michelle O'Keeffe

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Michelle O'Keeffe

Child rescue alert remains in place for missing 14-year-old Dundalk girl believed to be at 'serious risk'

Svetlana Murphy and Nojus Maculevicius

A Child Rescue Ireland Alert (CRI) remains in place this evening, Thursday April 22nd, for missing Dundalk girl Svetlana Murphy.

14-year-old Svetlana has been missing from her home in Blackrock since Monday at 4pm and is in the company of Nojus Maculevicius, 18.

Gardai continue this evening to appeal to Svetlana and Nojus to make contact with somebody and let them know that you are safe and well.

"Let us know so we can reunite you with your families", a garda spokesman said.

Gardai are continuing to appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Svetlana.  

Following investigations gardai now have serious concerns that there is an immediate and serious risk to the health or welfare of Svetlana.

 At approximately 4pm on Monday, 19th April 2021 Svetlana left her home on Coast Road, Blackrock, Co. Louth.

She is described as 5 foot 1 inch in height with a slim build.

She has brown hair and brown eyes.

At the time she went missing, Svetlana was wearing navy tracksuit bottoms with a red and white stripe on the leg, a black zipped top and black runners.

Svetlana is in the company of Nojus Maculevicius, 18 years old.

Nojus is described as being 6 foot in height with a slim build.

He has dark brown hair and he is clean shaven. He was wearing dark grey Snickers work trousers and a black Snickers top.

He may also have been wearing a khaki green hoody, and either black boots or Adidas runners.

Both Svetlana and Nojus are travelling in a silver Hyundai Veloster car, with registration number 132-D-13518.

Gardaí are satisfied that Svetlana and Nojus travelled from Blackrock, Co. Louth to Newry, Co. Down on Monday, 19th April 2021, and were sighted in Newry at approximately 7pm.

Gardaí are satisfied the Hyundai Veloster car was in the greater Belfast area at 5.35pm yesterday evening, Wednesday 21st April 2021.

An Garda Síochána is not aware of Svetlana’s and Nojus’ whereabouts at this time.

It is believed they are still on the island of Ireland and gardai are working closely with the PSNI to trace the missing girl.

There are currently signs on motorways across the country seeking information on the 14-year-old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí on 999 or 112.

Please do not approach those involved, instead immediately contact 999 / 112 or your local Garda Station providing as much information as possible.