14-year-old Serena Beakhurst was found safe and well yesterday in Wandsworth, South London, after going missing three weeks ago.
Serena Beakhurst, who was last seen catching a bus from Herne Hill in Mabeth on December 15th, has been found safe and well thanks to Facebook and Twitter campaign’s supported by celebrities.
Stephen Fry, Rio Ferdinand and wife of the former Prime Minister, Sarah Brown, all tweeted for her case. Actor Simon Pegg and Little Britain’s Matt Lucas also showed their support.
James Andrew, Serena’s cousin, claims that the help from these stars was invaluable and that as a family they wish to thank the celebrities who publicised her cause.
Serena’s family has also expressed their thanks to the hundreds who participated in the Facebook group ‘Help Find Serena Beakhurst’, and point out how her case has really underlined the value of social media.
But friends of Serena have allegedly criticized the police for a lack of care during her search, alleging they treated Serena as a runaway rather than a missing person.
The police claim officers will be speaking to Serena in due course and hopefully the circumstances of her disappearance will become clear.