British girl goes missing in Mallorca: Police launch search for 14-year-old who was last seen outside her secondary school two days ago
- Taya O’Loughlin was last seen outside a secondary school in Palma on Tuesday
- Reports say she was last seen with a Spanish girl who lives in a children’s home
- A specialist police unit has been called up after her mother reported her missing
A British girl has gone missing in Mallorca where she was last seen outside her secondary school two days ago.
Taya O’Loughlin, 14, was last seen outside the school in the capital Palma at 8am on Tuesday morning, local media says.
Her mother Danielle Kennedy is believed to have reported her missing to police at 3pm that afternoon.
Spain’s National Police has put a women’s and family assistance unit called UFAM in charge of the case, according to local reports.
British teenager Taya O’Loughlin, pictured, was last seen outside her secondary school in the capital Palma at 8am on Tuesday morning
The last sighting of Taya is said to have been outside Ramon Llull secondary school in Avenida Portugal in Palma.
Local reports said she was spotted with a Spanish girl who lives in a children’s care home.
She was wearing black trousers, white and black trainers and a grey top and carrying a black rucksack with flowers on it.
Her mother Danielle, who is said to have gone to police headquarters on Tuesday to file the missing person report, told The Sun: ‘I have no idea where she is and this is just not like her – she has gone missing.
‘I really have no idea where she might be and this is a terrible time.
‘I have no idea what is going on and I’m just hoping the police here will be able to help.
‘Taya has never done anything like this before, no – it’s not normal.’
The last sighting of Taya is said to have been outside Ramon Llull secondary school (pictured) in Avenida Portugal in Palma
Taya (pictured) was last seen wearing black trousers, white and black trainers and a grey top and carrying a black rucksack with flowers on it
She added that she knows who the Spanish girl Taya was last spotted with and has no idea where the pair could have gone.
‘I know who the Spanish girl is but I can’t give any information,’ said Danielle.
‘She’s in child care and it’s down to social services to do their own thing for her – all I know is that she’s gone as well.
‘I don’t know this girl or how close Taya was to her but it’s believed they’re together somewhere else on the island.
‘I was concerned this morning because my family in the UK weren’t aware and I have to make some phone calls quickly.
‘I can’t give any more information at the moment because I’m still in a meeting. This is a very trying time for the family.’