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The Foreign Office has described the disappearance of a teenage girl in Majorca as “extremely concerning”.

Taya O’Loughlin, 14, is said to have vanished from outside her secondary school in the city of Palma at around 8am on Tuesday.

She was last seen wearing carrying a white backpack with flowers on it – and disappeared at the same time as a Spanish friend.

Today a Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “It is extremely concerning when a minor goes missing.

“We are supporting the family of a British girl reported missing in Mallorca, and are in contact with the Spanish social services and the police.”

Taya’s mum Danielle Kennedy raised the alarm at 3pm on Tuesday, with police launching a huge manhunt on the Balearic island.

Taya is yet to be located two days later – leaving her family in anguish.

Taya is said to have gone missing from outside Ramon Llull, a school on Avenida Portugal.

Reports suggest she was spotted with a local girl who lives in a children’s home.

A police unit responsible for the safety of women and children has been put in charge of the search, according to Diario de Mallorca.

Taya, described as around 5ft 8in tall, was last seen wearing black trousers, white and black trainers and a grey top.

Ms Kennedy, an ex-pat, said : “I have no idea where she is and this is just not like her – she has gone missing.

“I really have no idea where she might be and this is a terrible time.”