Body found in search for missing girl, 14, last seen at school

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Police have found a body in the search for missing school girl Kekshan Road, who failed to return home from school on Wednesday.

Kekshan Road, 14, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon at Holy Family School on Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, Yorkshire.

Her disappearance had been described as “completely out of character” by police, who have notified the young teenager’s family.

The body was found in the Keighley area of West Yorkshire and police have said they are not investigating any "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the incident.

In a Tweet on Thursday, West Yorkshire police confirmed: "Police searching for a missing girl have found a body in the Keighley area.

"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances to the incident.

"The family of Kekshan Rashid, 14, have been informed."

Kekshan had been described as 5ft 4 tall, with brown eyes and when last seen was wearing navy trousers, and a navy PE shirt -the PE uniform of the school.

She is said to have had medium length hair and had it in pigtail plaits at the time of her disappearance.

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During the search, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Farrell of Bradford District Police, had said: "Kekshan has not been seen since yesterday and we are urgently doing all we can to find her safe and well.

"I need the public to help by being on the look out for her and reporting any potential sightings immediately.

"Please also help by sharing our appeal on social media – it could help to make all the difference.

"We don’t know where she is and we are very concerned for her welfare."

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