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Growing concerns for missing 15-year-old Chloe Kinsella

A candlelit vigil took place in Limerick this evening.

GARDAÍ ARE GROWING increasingly concerned for the safety and wellbeing of Limerick teen Chloe Kinsella.

The 15-year-old has been missing from her Kileely home since Saturday evening.

There have been no sightings of the young girl and she has not made contact with any family members over the past five nights. Her mobile phone was discovered in her house shortly after her disappearance.

A candlelit vigil took place in the city tonight, while family and friends continued to make pleas for her safe return.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One earlier, her uncle Matthew Franklin asked her to get in contact to ‘give them a breather’.

“Everybody has gone out of their way doing everything to try and find you. I’m just waiting to go into town there some night, put you into my car and bring you home to your mother, Chloe.”

Hundreds of volunteers have gathered in the past couple of days to help in the search. They have joined Coast Guard personnel, search and rescue teams, gardaí and friends of the Fifth Year pupil.

A stretch of the Shannon river has been checked, as has local CCTV footage.

Gardaí issued a formal appeal for the public’s assistance in finding the teenager. She is described as 5 ft 3″ tall, of slim build, long hair and blue eyes.

When last seen on Saturday at 7pm she was wearing a white t-shirt with a skull motif, shorts and black tights. However, she may have changed into a pink pyjama bottoms, a pink hoody and black Ugg boots.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mayorstone Garda Station on 061 456 980 or the Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Earlier media reports that the Kinsella family fear she was abducted have not been confirmed by gardaí.

Read: No sightings of Chloe Kinsella as search continues in Limerick

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