A NINE-year-old girl who vanished from her home this morning has been found safe and well.
Schoolgirl Leila was last seen in the Foxwood area of York at around 11am on December 31, police said.
She was described as 4ft 11in, with long auburn hair and wearing glasses with a multicoloured frame.
The youngster was wearing an orange body warmer, colourful sweatshirt, multicoloured leggings, pink trainers and carrying a small heart-shaped shoulder bag before she disappeared.
North Yorkshire Police previously said "a large number" of officers were involved in the search.
And the force confirmed shortly before 3pm she had been found "safe and well".
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A spokesperson added: "We're pleased and relieved to report that we've just located her.
"Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal to find her, and contact us with information.
"Your support makes all the difference."
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