Urgent hunt for girl, 6, who knocked on doors and said she was lost

Police are currently carrying out searches and enquiries in Torquay after a young girl was seen alone earlier today.

Officers were called at around 11am to the Hele area after a girl, possibly aged around 6, knocked at the door of a property.

It was reported she said she was lost before running away.

She is described as a white female with long blonde hair tied up in pigtails, she was of skinny build and was wearing a black coat.

A Police spokesperson said: ‘Our primary objective is to identify and find this little girl so that we can check her safety and welfare.

‘Officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries in efforts to identify her and searches are ongoing to find her.

‘The girl didn’t present as being in distress or upset and was last seen running in the direction of Farm Foods at around 11am.

‘We have released a CCTV picture of her in hopes that someone might recognise her and let us know who she is.’

Anyone who recognises the girl in the image or has any information which may assist police is asked to call 999 quoting log 227 of 5 April.

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