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Parents’ ‘worst nightmare’ over as 11-year-old Fatuma found safe and well


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An 11-year-old girl who travelled to London from her home in Greater Manchester has been found safe and well, police said.

Fatuma Kadir, from Bolton, left home without her parents’ knowledge on Thursday evening before travelling on several trains to get to London Euston in the early hours of Friday.

Greater Manchester Police said she was found in London on Saturday and will be re-united with her family.

Fatuma Kadir went missing from her home in Bolton (Greater Manchester Police/PA)
Fatuma Kadir went missing from her home in Bolton (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rollinson said: “We are delighted to confirm that Fatuma Kadir has been found safe and well.

“She was found in London earlier today so we are now working to reunite her with her parents, who are as you can imagine, incredibly relieved.

“The last couple of days have been every parent’s worst nightmare, so I know they will agree with me when I say a huge thank you to everyone who has shared our appeal to find Fatuma.

“Your help has been invaluable, so thank you.

“We would now ask that their privacy be respected, so they can be together as a family.”

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