04/09/2015 09:59 BST | Updated 04/09/2016 06:12 BST

Missing Teenager Emily Wicking Found Safe And Well

A missing teenager thought to have left home to meet a man she met online has been found, police said.

Emily Wicking, 14, from Eston, Redcar and Cleveland, had not been seen since 4pm yesterday.

But Cleveland Police said she has now been found safe and well.

A spokesman said: "Police are delighted to confirm that missing Emily Wicking has been located safe and well in the Middlesbrough area.

"We would like to thank everyone involved, the public and the media, for sharing this information."

Officers had made a direct appeal for Emily to get in contact with them.