Arrest warrant issued for man in connection with missing Newham girl

Ionut Gheorghe

Ionut Gheorghe - Credit: Archant

A European Arrest Warrant for a 27-year-old-man has been put in place in connection with a missing 15-year-old girl from Newham.

Elena Ciochina has been found "safe and well" after she went missing on July 23. Picture: Metropolit

Elena Ciochina has been found "safe and well" after she went missing on July 23. Picture: Metropolitan Police - Credit: Archant

A European Arrest Warrant for a 27-year-old-man has been put in place in connection with a missing 15-year-old girl from Newham.

Police believe that Elena Veronica Ciochina, who was last seen around 7pm on Saturday, July 23, when she left her home address, is currently with Ionut Gheorghe in Spain.

A European Arrest Warrant is now in place for Gheorghe for abuduction.

Ionut Gheorghe was also last seen on Saturday when he was caught on CCTV in Enfield withdrawing £250 from a cash point, at about 2.20pm.

It is thought that they left the country on the evening of July 23, and travelled to Europe and are now in Spain.

Detectives believe they are currently in the Guadalajara area of Spain, near to Madrid.

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Elena is described as 1.75m tall, with waist-length black hair. She was wearing a black T-shirt, black jogging bottoms and black plimsolls.

It is believed she is in possession of a Romanian identity card.

Gheorghe is described as white, about 1.70m tall, of heavy build with short light brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a white T-Shirt, dark shorts and dark coloured flip flops.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the investigation team on 020 8217 5820.

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