Missing teenager turns up safe

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The Independent Online

A vulnerable teenager who sparked a search when she went missing overnight has been found safe and well.

Rachel Huggins, 15, from Jarrow, on South Tyneside, was reported missing by her parents at 11.40pm yesterday.

Northumbria Police said Rachel was found safe and well after she approached a police officer at South Shields Metro Station today.

A spokeswoman said: "The public and media are thanked for their assistance".