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Missing school girl Zoya Anwar has been found in Birmingham city centre, West Midlands Police said.
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.
Zoya Anwar - who is described as a "straight A student" - was last seen by friends on Tuesday February 26 when she said goodbye to them at the school gates.
Her disappearance was not reported to police until last Friday, which prompted officers to launch a missing person inquiry.
The five people arrested on suspicion of kidnap in connection with Zoya's disappearance are all known to the 18-year-old.
House-to-house inquiries and forensic searches have been carried out over the last few days and remain ongoing.
A dedicated call centre set up to allow people to pass on information about Zoya's disappearance can be reached on 0800 092 0410.