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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Man in police custody after missing 15-year-old girl from Pontypridd is found

Written by Adam Hale

A man has been arrested after a missing teenage girl was found by police.

Naomi Rees, 15, was hunted by officers across the UK after she went missing from her home in South Wales four weeks ago.

The schoolgirl was finally found on Tuesday night in Solihull, West Midlands, and has since been returned to her family in Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd.

During the search, police named 20-year-old Tomas Baker, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, as the older man Naomi was believed to have been travelling with.

On Wednesday night, police confirmed a 20-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the disappearance.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police can confirm that missing girl Naomi Rees was located by police in Solihull last night [Tuesday, 11 September] and has since been returned to South Wales.

"A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance and he is currently in police custody.

"South Wales Police and Naomi's parents would like to thank the public for their tremendous support since Naomi went missing on 15th August, 2018."

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