Police are hunting a pair of lovestruck teenagers who have run away from home because it is thought their parents don't agree with their relationship.
April Coates, who is just 14, vanished with her boyfriend Kashif Naeed, 15, and their families are becoming more concerned for their welfare.
They disappeared nearly a week ago and police have launched an appeal to try and track them down.
April Coates, 14, and Kashif Naeed, went missing on Friday when they were supposed to be going to school
The apparently smitten schoolchildren left their homes in Greater Manchester, last Friday, February 18.
April, from Holme Street, Hyde, and Kashif, from Ripon Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, were last seen by their families when they set off for school.
Detectives say the couple have been in touch with their families, but have told them they do not intend to return.
Greater Manchester Police believe they could be as far afield as London, Birmingham or Leicester.
It is thought that one or both families may have disapproved of the young couples' relationship.
Insp Phil Valentine, of Gtr Mcr Police, said: 'Both of their families are understandably extremely concerned about them and are desperate for them to return home.
'If anyone thinks they may have seen April or Kashif, please contact us. They are vulnerable due to their age and need to come home.
'They may not realise the police are now looking for them, but if they do get this message, we ask that they come home or get in touch as soon as possible.'
April is white, about, 4ft 10in tall with a slim build, long straight blonde hair and blue eyes.
Kashif is Asian, about 5ft 6in tall with slim build, black short hair and brown eyes. It is not known what either was wearing when they disappeared.