Missing wheelchair-bound Sunderland girl found safe

Gail (left) and India Huggins.
Gail (left) and India Huggins.
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A missing Sunderland girl has been found safe and well.

Last week officers appealed for help to trace 17-year-old India Huggins who went missing from her home on Hadrian Street in Millfield last Thursday afternoon.

It was thought that India - who needs a wheelchair to move around - was in the company of an older woman.

Police believed the woman is question was India's mum Gail Huggins, 50.

Now Northumbria Police have confirmed the pair have been traced.

“Further to previous appeals to trace India Huggins, both India and her mum have now been found safe and well,” said a statement.

“Members of the public and the media are thanked for their help.”