Maddison Ellerington, 14, Chantelle Scott, 15, and Courtney Ward, 15: Desperate hunt for 3 MISSING teen girls
Women’s safety in the UK has been on the top of many women's minds following the murder of Sarah Everard
An urgent probe is underway to find three teenage girls who have been reported missing from Hull. The police department is searching for Maddison Ellerington, 14, Chantelle Scott, 15, and Courtney Ward, 15, and who are allegedly “thought to be together”.
Ellerington is described as a white female, 5”2 with a slim build, brown straight hair and blue eyes. She was last seen donning a black Nike jacket, black Ellesse leggings and black Nike Air Max trainers. Chantelle is described as a white female, 5”3 and a medium build. She has shoulder-length mousey hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing glasses, a black and pink Nike bubble jacket, grey leggings, grey Nike trainers when she was last seen. Courtney is described as a white female, 5”4 with a slim build, long dark brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur hood, possibly black leggings and black Nike trainers.
Can you help us find missing Maddison Ellerington aged 14, Chantelle Scott aged 15 and Courtney Ward aged 15 from Hull? They are thought to be together. If you have any information please call us on 101 quoting log no 127 20/03/2021. pic.twitter.com/fMuEInaPvw— Humberside Police (@Humberbeat) March 20, 2021
Women’s safety in the UK has been on the top of many women's minds following the murder of Sarah Everard. Everard was a 33-year-old marketing executive who disappeared on March 3 while walking home from a friend’s house in London. A week later, her body was found over 50 miles away in a wooded area in Kent. Wayne Couzens, an elite officer with London's Metropolitan Police, has since been charged with her kidnapping and murder. Just last week, we also reported another missing case of a teenage girl. Annabella Mcerlean, 16, went missing for 2 weeks but was later found by the police department.
Even with safety measures in place, some women are still experiencing fear disproportionately. A Gallup poll showed that 77% of white women feel safe when walking alone at night, whereas 67% of Hispanic women, 63% of Asian women, and 51% of Black women felt safe. According to an Oxfordshire report, "A total of 414 Oxford Mail readers took part in our 24-hour poll asking 'Do you feel safe walking alone at night in our county?'. Of all the respondents, 46.6 percent said they were female and did not feel safe alone at night in Oxfordshire, compared to 21 percent of men polled. And just 6.8 percent who were women said they felt safe in our county at night, compared to 25.6 percent of men"
Humberside Police said: "If you have any information, please call us on 101 quoting log 127 20/03/2021."