Missing five-year-old girl is believed to be in Ireland

Molly Owens is thought to be with her father Brian, who is wanted by British police

The search for a missing five-year-old girl believed to be with her father, who is wanted by police, has moved from Wales to the Republic of Ireland.

Molly Owens is thought to be with Brian Owens (26), who has a warrant out for his arrest.

Owens failed to turn up at Caernarfon Magistrates Court in north Wales on Friday for sentencing. North Wales Police have not said what offences he had committed.

Police now say they believe father and daughter are in Ireland with 31-year-old Elaine Doutch.


Supt Jane Banham of North Wales Police said: "Our investigation is ongoing and we are still appealing for information from anybody who may have been in contact with Brian Owens to get in touch with us.

“We just want to ensure that Molly is safe and well and are issuing a direct appeal for her to be returned home.”

Molly is described as having collar-length blonde hair and blue eyes. She sometimes wears pink glasses. She was last seen wearing a dark blue T-shirt with a light pattern on the front, blue jeans and trainers. She is also believed to have been carrying a toy similar to a teddy bear.