Girl, 13, missing in England for a week, found safe

Aug. 12, 2013 at 4:43 PM

BRADFORD, England, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A girl, 13, missing for a week after disappearing from her Sheffield, England, home was found safe, police announced Monday.

Erika Kacikova was "found safe and well, on her own in Centenary Square in Bradford city center," a South Yorkshire police spokesman said.

Sheffield and Bradford are 50 miles apart.

An unidentified Bradford man, 41, was arrested on suspicion of child abduction, the third arrest in the police investigation. Another man, 37, was in police custody after being arrested earlier Monday in Bradford, and a 22-year-old Bradford man was released on bail after his arrest, the British tabloid The Mirror reported.

More than 50 police officers were involved in the search for the girl.

"It's fantastic news that we now have Erika safe," Detective Inspector Helen Tate, in charge of the hunt, said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Joel Osteen heckled, 6 arrested during service at Houston megachurch
Ghost hunters discover woman's body at abandoned Mississippi hospital
Walmart sorry for making Islamic State cake after rejecting Confederate flag cake
Cuomo on escaped inmates: Plan was to kill prison worker's husband
NBCUniversal cuts ties with Donald Trump over immigration comments