Missing British schoolgirls found "safe and well" - Police

 

British Police today said they have found two schoolgirls who went missing from their north London homes and that "both appear safe and well".

Denise Robotham, 12, and Sinead Ormand, 13, had not been seen since they left their north London homes on Friday afternoon.

Scotland Yard said the pair were found last night at a campsite in Folkestone, Kent, and were taken to a nearby hospital where Sinead was being kept in overnight for observation. Denise has been discharged.

The girls were thought to have disappeared on a "teenage adventure" to meet someone they met on the Internet.

They left their homes with £100, some spare clothes and a tent and were initially thought to be heading to Norfolk.

Police believe they had been planning the trip for some time.

With heavy snow and freezing temperatures forecast to hit Britain over the next few days, police were growing increasingly worried for their safety.

But the pair were recognised by an ambulance crew called to a campsite in Folkestone to treat two young girls who were feeling ill.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "An ambulance crew member attended and the girls were taken to a Kent hospital.


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