A one-year-old Romanian girl whose disappearance sparked an urgent police search when her uncle’s car was stolen has been found “safe and well”.
Maria Tudorica was in the front passenger seat when her father met with an unknown man to arrange selling a car in Manor Park, east London, on behalf of his brother on Sunday afternoon.
The man got in the vehicle and drove away, independent.co.uk reports.
The car, a black Audi A5, was later found abandoned nearby in Hatherway Crescent in Newham without the child inside.
But in a statement at 8pm, the Metropolitan Police said Maria had been found in Ruskin Avenue, less than half a mile from where the car was abandoned.
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