Teenage girls reported missing found safe as man arrested over human trafficking

7 October 2021, 13:50 | Updated: 7 October 2021, 18:36

Metropolitan Police launched an investigation for the missing girls.
Metropolitan Police launched an investigation for the missing girls. Picture: Alamy

By Sophie Barnett

Two teenage girls who were "at risk of harm" have been found safe and well after going missing last week.

The pair are being supported by specialist officers.

A 15-year-old, was last seen on Friday, October 1 at her home.

A 16-year-old girl, was last seen on Sunday, October 3.

Police launched the high-risk missing persons investigation and appealed for the public’s help to locate them, as they feared the girls were "at risk of harm".

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The teenage girls both have links to Leicester and Dundee, as well as their home cities, police said.

Officers from Police Scotland assisted officers from the Metropolitan Police with their investigation.

On Tuesday, a 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of people trafficking. He was subsequently charged and was remanded in custody.

Detectives from the Met’s North West Command Unit are continuing to investigate the incident.