Missing Newham teen and wanted man found

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

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

A man has been arrested after a 15-year-old girl who went missing from Newham six days ago was found.

Elena Veronica Ciochina was found “safe and well” earlier today in the Los Molinos area of Spain.

Ionut Gheorghe, who detectives were also appealing for, was arrested today under a European Arrest Warrant by the Spanish national police.

He was found at the same location as Elena. Proceedings will be started for his extradition.


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