Missing 12-year-old schoolgirl from Stratford found

Evelin Mezei

Evelin Mezei - Credit: Archant

A schoolgirl who went missing from Stratford last night has been found safe and well.

Officers found 12-year-old Evelin Mezei at about 11am this morning.

Earlier, Police published a CCTV image of the young girl with an unknown man in Romford Road, Forest Gate, nearly an hour after Evelin Mezei was last seen by her mother in Grove Crescent Road at about 10pm.

However, Evelin confirmed that the man police were trying to trace was a concerned member of the public who brought her a bottle of water.

Police have now eliminated him from their inquiry.

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