UPDATE: Missing teenager Bridget Williams found safe and well

UPDATE: Missing teenager Bridget Williams found safe and well

***UPDATE: Bridget Williams has been found safe. Her family has thanked the public for their support.


THE FAMILY of a teenage girl has pleaded for help after she disappeared from her home on Sunday evening.

16-year-old Bridget Williams has not been seen since Sunday, 7 June, when she left her home in Churchfield Gardens in Cork.

Gardaí and her family are said to be 'extremely concerned' for her welfare and have urged her, or anyone who may know of her whereabouts, to get in touch.


Bridget's aunt Jennifer yesterday posted on social media announcing that her niece was missing and pleaded for help from the public, saying:

"My niece Bridget Williams is missing, she was last seen by Penney's in town at around 6 PM yesterday evening.

Bridget Williams has been missing from her home in Cork since Sunday evening (Family photograph)

"We are extremely worried for her safety, we want her home safe if anyone has information on her whereabouts or anyone was speaking to her can ye please contact her family or the guards.

"We just want her home with us."


Bridget's mother, Maryann, today appeared on local radio station Red FM, where she told presenter Neil Prendeville that they believe there had been a sighting of Bridget yesterday and urged everyone to keep an eye out for her daughter.

A photograph of the missing teenager, taken on her 15th birthday, is being circulated on social media, and anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Bridget's family or Mayfield Garda Station on 021 455 8510.