New photos of missing Fulham teenager Francisca Simmonds have been released by her family one month on from her disappearance.
The 16-year-old went missing on July 17 , and police are now growing increasingly concerned for her safety and whereabouts.
In an interview with getwestlondon earlier in the week , the girl’s mum, who did not want to be named, said she was living every parent’s nightmare, and begged the elder of her two daughters to return home.
She said: “I’m worried sick, I’m not sleeping properly, I’m not eating properly.
“I don’t know where she is, I don’t know what happened or who she’s with or if she’s safe.”
In an impassioned plea to her daughter she said: “We miss you and love you and want you to come home.
“Your friends and family miss you, everyone misses you, and we really want you to come back home.
“You’re not in any kind of trouble, you’re not going to be told off or anything.
“I just want to hold you again.”
The teen, known as Frankie, was expected home from shopping at around 4pm on the day of her disappearance. Her mother contacted police two hours later.
It is not the first time she has fled the family home, but the mum added: “In the past the longest she has been away for is five days.
“When she has a problem rather than to talk about it she tends to just run.”
Her mum added: “I just want my baby home. It’s been too long.”
The teenager, who is home-schooled is black, medium build, with brown eyes and has a mid-length straight weave.
Anyone with information on Francisca Simmonds’ whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 or missing people on 116000.