A young child was ‘confirmed as safe’ after being caught on CCTV wandering alone in Castlewellan in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoon, Ulster Unionist Councillor Alan Lewis of Slieve Croob said that the child had been located.
Councillor Alan Lewis said to the Belfast Telegraph:
“I have just spoken with police, I can confirm that the young girl has been confirmed as safe. There are no further welfare or issues of concern. There is no grandeur but it is always best to treat these cases as serious and de-escalate accordingly,” said the councillor.
“I thank police and the public for their quick and efficient response, we can all take a sigh of relief that the child has been confirmed as safe, secure and well.”