Teen from London goes missing in Malaysia while on holiday with family

A 15-year-old girl from London has gone missing in Malaysia, a family friend has said. 

Nora Quoirin, who has learning difficulties, was on a family holiday at a resort near Seremban, around an hour south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Her parents reportedly discovered she was not in her room on Sunday morning and saw that the window was open.

Reports say Malaysian police are using sniffer dogs to search for the girl.

Nora, whose mother Meabh is from Belfast and whose father is French, is understood to be travelling on an Irish passport, although the family have been living in London for a number of years.

Family friend Catherine Cook said: “It’s out of character for Nora to go wandering off.

“I’m a mother and I burst into tears just hearing this story. I cannot imagine the hell that they are living right now.

“I just ask for anyone who can help them to do so as soon as possible.

“To my knowledge the French government and the Irish government are helping them and it would be great if other agencies or governments worldwide could support them.”

A spokesman for Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs said: “We are aware of the case and providing consular assistance.”