Missing South Shields schoolgirl found safe and well

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Missing 12-year-old Carys Mctavy from South Shields has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

Carys Mctavy had last been seen at about 2pm on Wednesday afternoon, when she left her home in Lincoln Road to visit Tile Sheds Farm.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Carys has now been found safe and well. The media and public are thanked for their assistance.”