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Missing Person - April Fabb 1969

Police have renewed their Appeal for information to assist in finding April Fabb who was 13 years old when she disappeared whilst cycling between Roughton and Metton on the 8th April 1969.

Details of Incident

At about 2pm that afternoon April left her home in Metton to cycle to her sister's address in Roughton. Shortly after leaving home it is known that April stopped at Harrison's Farm on the Cromer Road where she played with friends and a donkey in the field. After 10 minutes April left stating she was on her way to visit her sister. She was last seen riding her cycle in the direction of Roughton. A motorist passed a girl matching April's description who was cycling in the same direction.
Her pedal cycle was found abandoned in a field near to her last sighting at about 3pm that day. April did not arrive at her sister's house and was reported missing by her parents that evening. An extensive search was conducted.  Despite extensive enquiries over the following years, no trace of April has been found.
April was wearing wine coloured woollen culottes/skirt, a green jumper, a pair of long white socks and a pair of wooden soled sandals with red straps and brass buckles.
Andy Guy, the Major Crime Review and Cold Case Manager within the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said that despite the passing of time he still believes there are people alive who may  know what happened to April.  
He said: "This is perhaps one of the most high profile cases in Norfolk’s recent history. Despite the passing of time it continues to be prominent in the public’s mind.  
"We’ve always been determined to find closure for the family and over the years we’ve pursued numerous lines of enquiry.  
"Sadly, April’s mother passed away not knowing what happened to her daughter. I do believe there are still people alive today who may know, or strongly suspect what happened to April and we would always review and pursue any new credible information that could unlock this mystery.”

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