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Erika's family thank public

The family of Erika Kacicova, the 13-year-old found in Bradford a week after going missing from her home in Sheffield, thanked the police and public for their help in searching for her.

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Missing teen in care of police officers in Bradford

The family of missing teenager Erika Kacicova, who has been found "safe and well" in Bradford today, have been told she is in the care of police officers, South Yorkshire Police said.

Detective Inspector Helen Tate added:

It’s fantastic news that we now have Erika, safe and well and a successful conclusion to the search for Erika.

Our primary aim now is to concentrate on Erika’s wellbeing and begin to piece together her movements since she left home last Monday.

We are working with local authority and partner agencies for the appropriate support for Erika and to assist with the investigation.

I have personally been overwhelmed by the way the public and the media have responded to our appeals and I am extremely grateful for their help and support throughout this investigation.

– Detective Inspector Helen Tate

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