Missing 12-year-old girl's mother 'desperate for news'

Vitalija Sidlauskaite (left) and Wiktoria Popiel Credit: Metropolitan Police

The mother of one of two 12-year-old girl who have been missing from Wood Green in north London since yesterday has said she is "desperate for news".

Wiktoria Popiel and her friend Vitalija Sidlauskaite were last seen together at around 5pm on their way to a local bus stop.

Vitalija's mother told Sky News the pair were very close friends who spent a lot of time together.

She added that her daughter had a mobile phone with her but that it did not have a SIM card for making calls

She also said she suspected the girls may have been heading towards the ice rink at Alexandra Palace but did not know if they made it there.

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Two 12-year-old girls found 'safe and well'

Two 12-year-old girls who were reported missing after a walk to a local bus stop have been found "safe and well" Scotland Yard has said. Wiktoria Popiel and Vitalija Sidlauskaite had last been seen together in Wood Green at around 5pm on Saturday.