Missing Sheffield girl found tonight

Erika Kacicova
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Missing Sheffield girl Erika Kacicova has been found.

Officers searching for the missing 13 year old located her this evening in Bradford city centre.

Erika was found, safe and well, on her own in Centenary Square in Bradford city centre at around 6.40pm.

Extensive enquiries had been carried out throughout the day and police said they had spoken to ‘various people who we believe have been in contact with Erika over the last couple of days’.

Erika’s family have been informed and she is in the care of police officers in Bradford.

A third man, aged 41, from Bradford has been arrested this evening on suspicion of child abduction and remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Helen Tate said: “It’s fantastic news that we now have Erika, safe and well and a successful conclusion to the search for Erika.

“Our primary aim now is to concentrate on Erika’s wellbeing and begin to piece together her movements since she left home last Monday.

“We are working with local authority and partner agencies for the appropriate support for Erika and to assist with the investigation.

“I have personally been overwhelmed by the way the public and the media have responded to our appeals and I am extremely grateful for their help and support throughout this investigation.”

A man aged 37 who was arrested earlier today in still in custody in Sheffield.

A 22-year-old man was arrested and bailed over the weekend.