Hartlepool girl, 15, found after police search

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POLICE have confirmed that a missing 15-year-old who had not been seen for more than 24 hours has turned up safe and well.

Courtney Smith had last been seen at an address in Wingfield Close in Hartlepool and was reported missing having left the address in the early hours of Sunday.

Missing Courtney Smith

Missing Courtney Smith

But officers have confirmed that they have now located Courtney safe and well in the Hartlepool area.

A police spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank the public and the media for all their help in this matter.”