Police have launched a search for a missing 15-year-old girl who was last seen walking to school but then never turned up. Officers on the ground and in a helicopter as well as members of Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) are currently searching for Emily Henslowe.

Emily, of Highworth, a market town in Wiltshire, was last seen leaving for Highworth Warneford School in her uniform. Inspector Steve Love said: “We would ask anyone who sees Emily to contact us via 999. Her family and friends are very worried about her and I would urge her to get in touch immediately.”

Emily’s school is less than a mile away from her home which is in a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of open countryside on the outskirts of the town. The school is a mixed comprehensive for pupils aged 11-16 which serves Highworth and surrounding villages.