Three men have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after police found a 15-year-old girl who had been missing in Bristol for over two weeks.
Maddie Thomas went missing from her foster home in the Southmead area of the city on April 26, after telling her foster parents she was going to the shops.
Concerns for the welfare of the teenager escalated even further as police announced this week they were treating the disappearance as a child abduction.
But at 12:45pm today (Thursday, May 12) officers from Avon and Somerset Police found Maddie at an address in Bristol.
A spokesperson for the force confirmed that three men inside the property have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and are currently being quizzed by officers over the incident.
Both Maddie’s foster parents and family have been informed.
Detective Inspector Laura Miller said: “We’re delighted to confirm Maddie has been found.
“Three men are in police custody and will soon be questioned by officers.
“We’re extremely grateful for all the support the public gave us in our search for Maddie and would like to reassure them she is now being provided with all the care and support she needs.
“We appreciate there is significant interest in this case and I’d ask people not to speculate and to think about the impact it may have on Maddie and her loved ones.”
Enquiries are ongoing.