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Tot ‘abducted and flown to Spain’ from Glasgow Airport found as woman detained

A toddler allegedly ‘abducted and flown to Spain’ from Glasgow Airport has been found.

Gracie-May Rogers was reported missing to police on Friday after she went missing from her home in Lancaster.

The two-year-old girl arrived in Spain on Wednesday after boarding a plane to Alicante at Glasgow Airport, police said.

British officers said they were working closely with law enforcement and child protection partners in Spain after a joint search was launched.

Police have now confirmed Gracie-May, who was in the company of a woman, was collected by officers at Manchester Airport on Sunday.

A 35-year-old woman has been detained by police.

Officers are waiting to speak to a 39-year-old man in connection with the tot’s disappearance, who has not yet returned to the UK.

In a statement on social media in the early hours of Monday morning, Lancashire Police announced: “On Friday we asked for your help to find missing two-year-old Gracie-May from Lancaster.

“We are pleased to say that last night (August 29) officers collected Gracie-May at Manchester Airport in the company of a woman. She has now been taken to a place of safety.”

A 35-year-old woman has also been detained by officers, while a 39-year-old man who police wish to speak with in connection with the tot’s disappearance is yet to return to the UK.

The statement continued: “A 35-year-old woman who we wanted to speak to in connection with Gracie-May’s disappearance was detained by officers without incident.

“While she is not under arrest she will be voluntarily interviewed in due course.

“A 39-year-old man we wanted to speak to in connection with Gracie-May’s disappearance has not returned to the UK.

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“We would like to thank everybody who shared our appeal and played a key role in helping with our investigation to find Gracie-May. Your support, as ever, is massively appreciated.”

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