THE FAMILY of a teenage girl who has been missing for nine days have issued a fresh appeal for help.
16-year-old Alex Sugrue was last seen at around 9am on Saturday, 5 September when she left her home in the coastal town of Ballybunion, County Kerry.
Last week, Gardaí and Alex's family issued an appeal for help in finding the teenager, but over a week later there has still been no sign of Alex.
Her aunt, Yvonne, yesterday took to Facebook where she pleaded with the public to keep an eye out for her niece, admitting the family were "very worried" for her safety.
"God help us she is not one bit street smart," her heartbroken aunt wrote.
"We are very worried, and we just want her home."
My niece, Alex Sugrue, is 16 year old child, who has been missing for 8 days, God help us she is not one bit street smart, we are very worried, and we just want her home 💔🙏
Yvonne had previously issued a direct appeal to Alex via Facebook in the hopes her niece may read it, pleading with her:
"Alex, love, please please come home to your Mom, she's heartbroken and we all are, I know all your family in Cork are heartbroken too Al."
Alex Sugrue is described as being approximately 5'1" in height, of slim build, with green eyes and blonde, shoulder length hair.
It is understood the missing girl was wearing a red. white and navy jacket with green army pants and black Nike trainers when she was last seen on Saturday, 5 September.
Anyone who may have seen Alex or who may have information which could help locate the missing girl is urged to contact Gardaí in Listowel Garda Station on 068 50820, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.