Teenagers arrested on suspicion of child abduction after missing schoolgirls found

Rachel Roberts
Two teenagers and a man have been arrested by West Midlands Police on suspicion of child abduction: Getty

A man and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after two missing schoolgirls were found in the early hours of this morning.

The missing 13-year-olds were discovered by officers at an address in the Washwood Heath area of Birmingham at around 1am.

They went missing after getting off a number 97 bus on Garrison Lane in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, at around 9pm on 17 March, sparking an extensive police search.

The pair are said to be safe and well and currently receiving specialist support from police officers.

A 27-year-old man and two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and are currently in police custody.

Superintendent Tom Chisholm of West Midlands Police said: “We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal to assist in tracing these two girls.

“We are now in the process of investigating the full circumstances and would ask anyone with information which could help our enquiry to call us on 101.”

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