Police say a 19-year-old man is helping police with their enquiries over the disappearance of a 14-year-old schoolgirl who turned up safe and well on Wednesday (April 6).
Cheshire Police made appeals for information and directly to teenager Jade Lynch from St Helens after she went missing on March 26.
But about 9.30pm on Wednesday, Jade, who is originally from Warrington, was found in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, as a result of a tip-off from a member of the public.
Detective Superintendent Jon Betts thanked the media and the public for their help.
He added: “Now that Jade has been located I would ask that the privacy of Jade and her family is respected. We are currently working closely with our partners to support Jade at this difficult time.”
And the police statement revealed: “The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Jade’s disappearance is currently ongoing, and a 19-year-old man is helping officers with their enquiries.”
DS Betts made a plea for users of social media to bear in the mind there was a ‘vulnerable teenager’ at the centre of this case.
He added: “Since Jade’s return, we have noticed a number of negative comments on social media sites. Inappropriate and upsetting comments do not help the investigation, and simply cause further upset and distress for Jade and her family.
“We would like to remind everyone that Jade is a vulnerable teenager and throughout our investigation our aim has been for her safe return.”