Nine-year-old Hartlepool schoolgirl who had been missing for hours turns up safe and well

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A SCHOOLGIRL who had not been seen since the school day ended has turned up safe and well.

Police had asked for the public’s help in finding Caitlyn Smailes, from Hartlepool, who had not been seen since around 4.15pm on Thursday, after leaving her primary school.

But she was found safe and well around 9pm.

Police have thanked the public and media for their help.