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UK: FATHER OF MISSING FRENCH STUDENT CELINE FIGARD, APPEALS TO PUBLIC FOR HELP IN FINDING HIS DAUGHTER.


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The father of a French girl, missing in England for eight days, made an emotional appeal to the British public on Wednesday (December 27) for help in finding his daughter.
Nineteen year old Celine Figard, an accountancy student, disappeared after hitching a lift with a lorry driver. She was on her way to spend Christmas with a cousin.
It is feared she may have been murdered.
Celine's father, Bernard, a 44 year old farmer, travelled to Britain, to help detectives compile a profile of his daughter. He told a news conference she was a timid but happy person.
She was last seen at a service station near the southern town of Newbury in Berkshire, heading for the village of Fordingbridge in Hampshire where she had worked as a hotel waitress last summer.
Speaking through Sandrine Journet, a cousin of his daughter's, Monsieur Figard, said the lorry driver who picked up Celine held the key to her disappearance. He appealed to other lorry drivers to provide police with all the help they could.
The police officer leading the hunt for Celine, Detective Superintendent Des Thomas, admitted he was pessimistic about finding her alive, and the case was now being treated as a murder inquiry.


Reference 13586/95
Tape 2580
Issue
Can
Source BBC/ITN
Restrictions Restrictions on certain uses may apply, and may vary from those listed. NO ACCESS UK
Time code 16.48.49 to 16.51.41
Date original DECEMBER 27, 1995
Duration 2.52
Technical
Subset
Location SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
Sound NATURAL WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SPEECH
Colourbw COLOUR

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 27,1995)
(BBC/ITN - NO ACCESS UK)
(BBC - NO ACCESS UK)
1. SV/SLV FATHER OF MISSING FRENCH STUDENT CELINE FIGARD, BERNARD
FIGARD, COUSIN OF CELINE SANDRINE JOURNET, AND DETECTIVE
SUPERINTENDENTDES THOMAS ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE
(2 SHOTS) 0.18
2. SLV DETECTIVE SUPERINTENT DES THOMAS INTRODUCING BERNARD FIGARD
AND SANDRINE JOURNET AND SAYING FATHER OF CELINE NOT FEELING
UP TO ANSWERING MANY QUESTIONS (ENGLISH) 0.44
3. SV BERNARD FIGARD SAYING "WE CAME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO THANK YOU
FOR ALL THE EFFORTS TO FIND CELINE"(FRENCH WITH ENGLISH
TRANSLATION) 1.07
4. SLV BERNARD FIGARD SAYING "THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE
HELPING THE POLICE"(FRENCH WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION) 1.11
5. SLV BERNARD FIGARD SAYING "LORRY DRIVERS IF YOU HAVE ANY
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE, PLEASE KEEP HELPING
US WE NEED TO FIND CELINE"(FRENCH WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION)
1.46
(ITN - NO ACCESS UK)
6. CU STILL OF CELINE FIGARD 1.54
(BBC - NO ACCESS UK)
7. SLV BERNARD FIGARD SAYING "CELINE IF YOU CAN HEAR US, SEE US
SHOW YOURSELF ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE WAITING FOR
YOU, PLEASE SHOW YOURSELF TO THE POLICE"(FRENCH WITH ENGLISH
TRANSLATION) 2.15
8. SLV BERNARD FIGARD SAYING "TO ALL OF YOU WHO LIVE IN THIS
COUNTRY PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO ANY DETAIL THAT MAY HELP
US FIND CELINE, THANK YOU."(FRENCH WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION) 2.45
9. LV NEWS CONFERENCE, MEDIA 2.52

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