One of the two missing Nigerian girls found

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ONE of the two Nigerian girls who went missing after coming to Ferring has been found by Sussex Police.

Police confirmed today, April 12, that both of the missing 15-year-old Nigerian girls travelled to Spain on Saturday, April 7, and one of them was detained at passport control and was returned to the UK and taken into the care of social services.

However, the other girl remains unaccounted for and her whereabouts is unknown.

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Hibbert, Crime Manager for West Sussex CID, said: “It’s our belief that these two girls have been trafficked into the UK for onward transportation to somewhere in Europe.

“Whilst one has been recovered we still have another vulnerable 15-year-old missing.

“Our investigation is focusing on identifying where the other girl is and the circumstances of how they were trafficked, and as a result we are working closely with the UKBA, the UK Human Trafficking Centre, local authorities and the Human Trafficking Unit of the Met.

“If you have any information that could help police with this investigation please call 101 quoting Op Newbridge.

Due to the ongoing risk, police said they could not confirm which of the girls was recovered or where they are being relocated to.