Police are concerned for the health of the missing 12-year-old girl. Ruby-Marie Jones-O’Connor, from Bargoed, was last seen at around 9.20am on Monday, October 23, near Pengham Station.

She is described as being 4 feet tall with long, straight brown hair. The last thing known about her was that she was wearing dark clothes, white sneakers and a black backpack. For the latest Caerphilly news, sign up to our newsletter here

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An appeal from Gwent Police said: “We are appealing for information to locate Ruby-Marie Jones-O’Connor from Bargoed, who is believed to be missing. Ruby-Marie, 12, was last seen at around 9.20am near Pengham Station. and officers are concerned for her well-being.

“She is described as approximately 4ft tall with long, straight brown hair. Ruby-Marie was last seen wearing a dark zip-up hoodie, dark clothing and white Air Force One sneakers, along with a black Vans backpack.

“Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 101 or send us a direct message quoting registration number 2300360718. We would ask Ruby-Marie to contact us to confirm he is safe and well.”