Thirteen-year-old Erika has been missing from her Sheffield home since August 5th. The man is the second arrest by police, with a 22-year-old being held and bailed at the weekend
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction following the disappearance of Erika Kacicova.
The man, who was arrested in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is currently in police custody and is on his way to Sheffield to be interviewed by officers from the South Yorkshire force.
Police this morning released a new picture of 13-year-old Erika, who has been missing for a week amid growing concerns for her welfare.
The teenager was last seen on August 5 when she left her family’s home in Darnall, Sheffield.
A 22-year-old from Bradford, West Yorkshire who was arrested on suspicion of her abduction has been released on police bail.
Investigators are searching for Erika in Darnall, while “various lines of investigation” have led to police looking for her in Bradford. It is believed she could be staying with friends in the city.
Speaking yesterday, Detective Inspector Helen Tate said: “We have had various sightings of Erika today, but as of yet, none have been confirmed.
“It is out of character for Erika to be away from home for so long. We are getting increasingly concerned for her welfare as time goes on.
“Erika is only 13, she is young and a normal teenager, who listens to music and spends time with her family and friends. We want her to return safe and well.
“We have around 50 police officers and staff working hard day and night in a bid to find her.
“We’ve received dozens of calls from members of the public, some in West Yorkshire and some to us here in Sheffield. Please keep these calls coming in.“
She added: “’Erika has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister, they, along with her parents are distraught at her disappearance.
“Erika, if you are reading this, please let us know you are okay. You’re not in any trouble; we just need to know you are safe and well. ”
Erika is described as eastern European, 4ft 11in, slim, with long, dark brown straight hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on August 5 at around 4pm on Poole Road wearing blue jeans, a pink polo-shirt and a silver-grey jacket.