Missing Harriet found safe and well

A TEENAGER from Suffolk who had been missing for nearly a week has been found safe and well.Harriet Church-Jennings, 14, whose family live in Sibton, near Saxmundham, was found alone and unharmed in the Camden area of London at about 11.

By David Lennard

A TEENAGER from Suffolk who had been missing for nearly a week has been found safe and well.

Harriet Church-Jennings, 14, whose family live in Sibton, near Saxmundham, was found alone and unharmed in the Camden area of London at about 11.30pm on Sunday, June 11.

There had been a lot of media coverage following Harriet's disappearance on Monday, June 6, and the teenager was spotted by a door supervisor outside a pub.


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Police were called and she was taken into protective custody at Kentish Town police station.

Following what was described as a “minor” family row Harriet left home in Epsom - the family have a weekend home in Surrey - at about 7.10pm on Monday, June 6, and there had been no contact with her until she was spotted outside the London pub.

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Yesterday morning Harriet was reunited with her father, Martin Church, in Ruislip.

Chief Superintendent Richard Morris, of Surrey police, said: “I am relieved that Harriet has been found safe and well, especially as it has been over six days since she left home.

“This has been an intense investigation and I would like to praise the dedication of the officers from Surrey police and our colleagues from the Metropolitan police, Suffolk police and Thames Valley police.”

Harriet's mother, step-father, and father, have all said they do not wish to comment on their daughter's disappearance. No one has been arrested in connection with Harriet's disappearance.

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