Appeal as two teenage Bedford girls go missing


Madison McKellar, 15 (right), and Summer Southam, 16 (left), from Bedford have been missing since Monday (28 December) and Bedfordshire Police are asking for help in finding them.

They were both last seen in Bedford town centre at around 3.25pm in the 28th and it is believed they are still together.

Madison is described as 5’ 6”, slim with medium length, deep purple hair. She was last seen wearing a red crop top, black jacket, black leggings and black trainers.

Madison McKellar

Summer is described as 5’ 4”, slim and has shoulder-length, red/purple hair. She was last seen wearing faded-grey skinny jeans, a grey top, black trainers and a peach coloured shoulder bag.

Summer Southam

They have links to Southampton, Birmingham and London.

PC Kelly Reynolds investigating the case said: “We are asking for the public’s help in finding Madison and Summer.

“With the freezing weather we are currently experiencing, it’s important we are able to bring them home as quickly as possible.

“If you think you may have seen them or know of there whereabouts please call us on 101.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number MPC/2896/20 for Madison, and MPC/2895/20 for Summer.

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