A girl who knocked at a front door and said she was lost – and then ran away – has been identified.
Police were called to the Hele area of Torquay after the girl, believed to be about six, was seen alone at 11am on Wednesday.
She was described as a white female in a black coat with long blonde hair in pigtails.
A helicopter and dogs were involved in the search and on Thursday a Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said she had been found.
“Following information reported to police, officers have been able to locate the young girl at her home address in Torquay and confirmed that she is safe and well,” she said.
“We would like to thank everyone who shared the appeal and assisted with enquiries in the area.”