Three arrested after Bristol teenager Maddie Thomas is found

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a 15-year-old girl was found at an address in Bristol.

Madison Thomas, known as Maddie, disappeared from her foster home in Southmead, Bristol, on the afternoon of 26 April.

She was initially treated as a missing person but the force said on Wednesday that it was treating her disappearance as an abduction.

Maddie was found at 12.45pm on Thursday at a property in the city, and three men inside were arrested, Avon and Somerset police said. Her foster parents and family have been informed that she has been found.

DI Laura Miller said: “We’re delighted to confirm Maddie has been found. Three men are in police custody and will soon be questioned by officers.

“We’re extremely grateful for all the support the public gave us in our search for Maddie and would like to reassure them she is now being provided with all the care and support she needs.

“We appreciate there is significant interest in this case and I’d ask people not to speculate and to think about the impact it may have on Maddie and her loved ones.”

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