Police urgently appealing for witnesses after 11-year-old girl from Bolton goes missing

Fatuma Kadir was reported missing and was seen to have boarded a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 9.27pm last night.

The Manc The Manc - 23rd July 2021

Greater Manchester Police has issued an urgent appeal for witnesses who may have seen a missing 11-year-old girl from Bolton.

Fatuma Kadir was reported missing just before 10.45pm last night (22 July) and following enquiries, was seen to have boarded a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 9.27pm to Birmingham New Street.

She was then seen getting onto another train from there at 11.10pm to London Euston, arriving at 1.13am today (23 July).

Officers confirmed that CCTV enquiries showed that the girl was travelling with a man and a woman, and have released a CCTV image of the three in the hopes that anyone with information or anyone who may have seen the three will come forward in a bid to find the girl’s whereabouts.

She was last seen at London Euston train station at 1.17am today (23 July), and is described as an Asian female of slim build who was last seen wearing a black headscarf and black dress, and was in company of a woman – described as black, of slim build, wearing a light blue tunic, black pants, and black trainers with a white sole.


Police also said that the woman’s face was covered with a white face mask, and she was carrying an orange carrier bag.

Fatuma was last seen to leave Euston station alone onto Eversholt Street towards Euston Road.

Credit: Greater Manchester Police

“We are understandably extremely concerned about the welfare of this young girl who was reported missing to us last night as it would seem extremely out of character,” said Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rollinson, from the Bolton district.

“We’ve been working throughout the night with colleagues from British Transport Police and Metropolitan Police and are now releasing a CCTV image of the three when they arrived at Manchester Piccadilly train station.

“We want to ensure that the girl is safe and well and would ask for anyone with information – no matter how small it may be – to come forward.”


Anyone with information on Fatuma’s whereabouts is urged to contact 0161 856 5757 quoting log number 3275 of 22/07/2021, or report it online at

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Featured Image – Greater Manchester Police