Teen mum, baby found after 'extensive inquiries'
UPDATE, 8.30am: A TEENAGE girl and a baby reported missing from the North Coast have been located safe and well in Queensland.
The 17-year-old and her eight-month-old baby girl were last seen getting off a bus at Tweed City Shopping Centre just after 12.00pm on Tuesday.
They had been reported missing to officers from Tweed/Byron Police District, who commenced an investigation.
Following extensive inquiries, Queensland Police officers located the teenager and the baby safe and well in Brisbane yesterday.
Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance
Original story: POLICE are urgently appealing for public assistance to locate a teenager and a baby missing from the North Coast.
Paige Solomon, 17, and her eight-month-old baby girl were last seen getting off a bus at Tweed City Shopping Centre just after 12pm on Tuesday.
She has not been heard from since.
Officers from Tweed Heads/Byron Police District believe she may be heading towards Townsville, via Brisbane.
Family and police hold concerns for her and the baby's welfare due to their ages.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate Paige who is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a small build, between 155cm and 160cm tall, with brown/red shoulder-length curly hair and a fair complexion.
She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt (with black lines radiating out), frayed denim shorts, black/brown thongs and a silver infinity ring on her right hand.
Officers from Tweed Heads/Byron Police District urge anyone who sees Paige and the baby to contact police immediately.
Anyone with information about Paige's whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.