Carmelle Hepi: Missing teenager found ‘safe and well’ - kidnap arrests

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The 13-year-old arrived in London from Barnsely on Saturday, and since then more than 50 officers were involved in the investigation.

A 13-year-old girl has been found “safe and well” after going missing following a party in London.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of kidnap in the course of the investigation into the disappearance of Carmelle Hepi, 13. Another man has since been arrested.

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Of the four, one remains in custody and the other three have been bailed pending further enquiries, according to the Met Police.

Carmelle, who had travelled alone to London from Barnsley, was found by officers on Thursday afternoon at an address in south west London.

Supt Gabriel Cameron, South West Command, said:“We are delighted that Carmelle has been found safe and well and will soon be reunited with her family.

“The scale of this operation reflects our serious concerns about her welfare.

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“This is an example of how when the Met works as a team and with others we can achieve a great result.”

More than 50 investigators from across the organisation have been involved in the operation to find Carmelle, who arrived in London on Saturday. They worked closely with South Yorkshire Police, as they scoured hours of CCTV and followed numerous other leads.

The Met Police thanked everyone who supported our appeals for information.

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