Search teams helping in bid to find missing Alice Bendall

SEARCH dogs and air search and rescue teams are helping in the effort to find missing teenager Alice Bendall.

The 18-year-old, also known as Alex, was last seen at around 6pm on Saturday (February 11) in East Hill, Charmouth.

Alice, described as five feet six inches tall, of slim build, with short brown hair, was reported missing at 3pm on Sunday.

Police are renewing their appeal for help tracing the teen, who may be wearing a green body warmer, dark coloured jeans and Dr Martens boots with a green lace in one boot and purple lace in the other.

Chief Inspector Andy Edwards, of Dorset Police, said: “Alice’s disappearance is completely out of character and our officers are conducting extensive searches in the area.

“We are also receiving support from partner and voluntary agencies including National Police Air Service, Dorset Search and Rescue, Wiltshire Search and Rescue, Dorset Search Dogs, Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs and Wessex 4×4.

“In our efforts, we are also continuing with house-to-house enquiries and I would like to reiterate our appeal for residents in the area with home CCTV or dashcam – particularly in East Hill, Westleaze, Vicarage Lane and Mill Lane – to please check whether they have any footage that might show Alice walking past.

“I would also like to appeal to Alice directly – if you see this appeal, please get in touch with us or your family as we all just want to ensure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Alice’s whereabouts should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 12:319.

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