UK toddler returned home after alleged abduction to Spain 9 months ago

UK toddler returned home after alleged abduction to Spain

Police met the child "in the company of a woman."

A toddler who was allegedly abducted from Lancashire and taken to Spain has safely returned home to the UK.

Lancashire Police launched an urgent appeal on Friday for missing two-year-old Gracie-May Rogers.

This morning, they announced in a statement that the girl was "in the company of a woman" as she was collected by officers at Manchester Airport on Sunday night.

The statement said that the toddler has been taken to a place of safety.

The accompanying 35-year-old woman was detained but has not been arrested in connection with Gracie-May's disappearance.

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Police added that a 39-year-old man who detectives "wanted to speak to" over the alleged abduction "has not returned to the UK."

The child went missing last week, having been last seen on Tuesday.

She was then identified on a plane that departed from Glasgow Airport and landed in Alicante, Spain, at 9.35pm on Wednesday.

She had been in the company of a man and a woman.

Lancashire Police had said it was treating the case as a missing child and that the man and woman were wanted on suspicion of child abduction.