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British private school girl, 15, vanishes in Majorca

British private school girl, 15, vanishes in Majorca as cops say ‘disturbing’ case is their ‘highest priority’

  • Emina Ilora Alice Winterbotton was last seen in Palma on August 31
  • Her parents reported her missing after she failed to return home
  • Detectives said the case is ‘disturbing and of the highest priority’
  • Do YOU know Emina? Email [email protected] 

A 15-year-old British private school girl has vanished in Majorca in what cops are calling a ‘disturbing’ case. 

Emina Ilora Alice Winterbotton was last seen in Palma on August 31, with her parents reporting that she never returned home.  

Detectives told local media that Emina’s case is ‘disturbing and of the highest priority.’

She is originally from Manchester but moved to Majorca where she is a pupil at the £5,700-per-year Escola Global international school, according to her Facebook.

She is described as being 5ft7ins tall with ‘long chestnut hair and large green eyes’, according to a missing person’s notice issued by officials. 

Emina Ilora Alice Winterbotton was last seen in Palma on August 31, with her parents reporting that she never returned home (pictured: a Facebook post dated April 4)


A photo handout from the Spanish police, left, and a photo from her Facebook, right. Emina is described as being 5ft7ins tall with ‘long chestnut hair and large green eyes’, according to a missing person’s notice issued by officials

MailOnline has contacted the Foreign Office for comment. 

Majorca is home to more than 16,000 British expats and the island is a popular holiday destination for people from the UK.

The Balearic Islands – which also include Formentera, Ibiza and Menorca – have the highest crime rate of any Spanish region.   

Earlier this year, another British girl, Taya O’Loughlin, went missing outside her school.

The 14-year-old’s disappearance sparked a massive search effort by police and volunteers.

Fortunately she was found after three days and returned home to her mother.

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