Major search ends after girl seen wandering Castlewellan streets at 5am found 'safe and well'

A major search operation took place in Castlewellan. Pic Presseye
A major search operation has ended in Castlewellan Credit: Presseye

The young girl seen wandering the streets of Castlewellan in the early hours of Wednesday morning has been found "safe and well," police have said.

A major search operation to locate the girl took place after the report she was seen alone around 5am in the streets of the Co Down town.

Temporary Chief Inspector Adam Corner thanked the public for their help in locating the child.

The girl was captured on camera in the Main Street area of the town. Police attended and no child found.

The police made several public appeals throughout Wednesday morning and afternoon, asking the public for help in finding the girl. Search and recuse crew also combed the area.