Man charged with child abduction and modern slavery after missing girls found in Scotland

A 54-year-old man has been charged with child abduction and modern slavery after two teenage girls, who were missing from London and Kent, were discovered at an address in Scotland.

Two teenage girls who were the subject of a police appeal after they went missing from their homes in England almost a week ago have been found safe and well in Dundee, on Thursday October 7.

The Metropolitan Police said one of the teenagers was last seen on Friday October 1 at her home in Canterbury, Kent, while the other was last seen on Sunday in Harrow, west London.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “They are safe and well and are being supported by specialist officers.”

A 54-year-old man arrested on Tuesday has been charged in connection with the case and a 20-year-old man held at a separate address in Scotland on Thursday remains in custody at a Police Scotland facility.

Detectives from the Met’s North West Command Unit are investigating.

 

The Herald Scotland

The Herald Scotland

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783. The Herald is the longest running national newspaper in the world and is the eighth oldest daily paper in the world. The title was simplified from The Glasgow Herald in 1992