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A missing teenager from Walsall has been found by security staff in Birmingham city centre.
Zoya Anwar, 18, was spotted by security guards who had seen a police appeal for help which attracted huge attention.
On Tuesday 6 March five people were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping her.
Police officers investigating her disappearance decided to release the suspects following a number of sightings of the teenager in the Birmingham area.
A spokesperson for West Midlands police said tonight five people arrested on suspicion of kidnapping 18 year old Zoya Anwar from Walsall have been released without charge.
A spokesperson for West Midlands police said tonight there have been 'credible sightings' of missing teenager Zoya Anwar in the Digbeth area of Birmingham today.
The Headmistress of King Edward VI Handsworth School in Birmingham, Elisabeth Wager, say missing teenager Zoya Anwar 'has a bright future ahead of her,' and that 'support is being given to Zoya's friends'.
Zoya Anwar, who was last seen by friends on February 26, is described by police as a straight-A student.
West Midlands Police launched an appeal to help find missing 18-year-old A-level student Zoya Anwar who was last seen at the gates of her school more than a week ago.
Detective Superintendent Jo Chilton said there had been "no confirmed sightings" of Ms Anwar since her disappearance on February 26.
Missing eighteen-year-old Zoya Anwar, who was last seen by school friends on February 26, is described by police as a straight-A student.
Zoya studies at King Edward VI School in Handsworth, Birmingham, where she is due to pick up her A Level exam results tomorrow.
She was reported missing to the police three days after she went missing.
A news conference is currently being held by West Midlands Police, as the force appeals to the public for more information into the disappearance of missing Walsall teenager Zoya Anwar.
Detective Superintendent Jo Chilton, from the force’s investigation team, said: “Zoya has never been missing before and it is very out of character for her. Whilst we are keeping an open mind, we are very concerned for her and need to know she is safe and well as a matter of urgency."
A missing person investigation has been launched following the disappearance of Walsall teenager, Zoya Anwar.
Zoya is described as Asian, slim build, 5ft 6ins tall and has shoulder length black hair.
Four men and a woman aged between 27 and 48 and all from the Walsall area, have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap in connection with Zoya’s disappearance. They are all known to Zoya.
They were arrested yesterday (March 5) and remain in custody helping police with enquiries.
Five people have been arrested as fears grow for a missing Walsall teenager who has disappeared without trace.
Eighteen-year-old student, Zoya Anwar, was last seen by school friends on the afternoon of Tuesday 26 February when she said goodbye to her friends at the school gates. Her disappearance was not reported to police until last Friday.