07/04/2016 10:09 BST | Updated 07/04/2016 12:45 BST

Missing Schoolgirl, Jade Lynch, Found Safe And Well

Fears had been raised for her welfare.

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Jade Lynch said she was meeting a friend before disappearing without trace

A schoolgirl missing for 11 days has been found safe and well.

Jade Lynch, 14, disappeared during a shopping trip with her younger brothers in St Helens, Merseyside, after she said she was going to meet a friend.

Fears over Jade's welfare had been raised by detectives who described her as "an extremely vulnerable person".
Jade Lynch, 14, went missing on Saturday 26 March

Jade, who lives in Warrington but had recently been living in St Helens, was last seen on Saturday 26 March.

The 14-year-old was found in Wigan on Wednesday evening, Cheshire Police said.

Det Supt Jon Betts said: "I'm pleased to announce that Jade was located safe and well in the Wigan area of Greater Manchester at approximately 9.30pm today.

"Now that we have located Jade we are currently in the process of returning her to a place of safety.

Now that we have located Jade we are currently in the process of returning her to a place of safety.Jon Betts

"We will continue to work with our partners to support Jade and her family over the coming days.

"I would like to take this as an opportunity to say a huge thank you to the media and to the public for all of the information and support that you have provided, which has proved vital in our investigation to locate Jade."

Jade's family sat alongside police to make an emotional plea for more information during a press conference on Tuesday.

Her sister Stephanie said: "She knows us, she knows we are not going to shout at her, ground her or anything like that. I just want to know that she's okay."