Police launch ‘urgent’ abduction investigation for missing eight-year-old girl

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Tiolah, left, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon. In the picture on the right, she is pictured in between the unknown man and Annmarie Lawton. (Avon and Somerset Police)
Tiolah, left, was last seen on Wednesday afternoon. In the picture on the right, she is pictured in between the unknown man and Annmarie Lawton. (Avon and Somerset Police)

Two people have been arrested after an eight-year-old girl went missing in Bristol.

Police have now located eight-year-old Tiolah safe and well after launching an “urgent abduction investigation” on Thursday morning.

Avon and Somerset Police said they have arrested two people and thanked all who helped their appeal to trace the girl, from Bedminster, Bristol, who was reported missing from her home on Wednesday afternoon.

She had gone to a McDonald’s and was expected home shortly after.

Her mother reported her missing by 7pm and police said “while there may be a reasonable explanation police are treating this investigation as an abduction”.

Tiolah is pictured in between the unknown man and Annmarie Lawton in East Street, Bedminster, on Wednesday. (Avon and Somerset Police)
Tiolah is pictured in between the unknown man and Annmarie Lawton in East Street, Bedminster, on Wednesday. (Avon and Somerset Police)
Missing: eight-year-old Tiolah. (Avon and Somerset Police)
Missing: eight-year-old Tiolah. (Avon and Somerset Police)
Images of Annmarie Lawton and the unknown 'Adam'. (Avon and Somerset Police)
Images of Annmarie Lawton and the unknown 'Adam'. (Avon and Somerset Police)

Detective Chief Inspector Ed Yaxley said previously, when appealing for help, that police had no evidence Tiolah had “come to any harm” but had been “absent from home without her mother’s permission for more than 12 hours”.

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