Two men released under investigation and another on bail after ‘abduction’ of Bristol teenager

The teenage girl was missing for over two weeks

Police have provided an update on three men who were arrested in connection with the ‘abduction’ of a teenage girl in Bristol.

The 15-year-old went missing from her home in Southmead on April 26, sparking a nationwide man-hunt that escalated when police announced they believed she had been abducted.

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But on Thursday (May 12), officers found the teenager at an address in the Bristol area. She had not been seen for more than two weeks.

Three men, who were also at the address, were arrested on suspicion of child abduction.

Today (May 13) a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that two of the men have been released under investigation after being questioned by detectives, while a third man has been released on conditional bail.

Detective Inspector Laura Miller said the force were ‘extremely grateful’ for support from the public in its search, and reassured residents that the girl was being provided with ‘all the care and support she needs’.

Enquiries are ongoing.