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  • 12 January 2014, 21:30

Missing 12-Year-Olds Found Safe And Well

Police hunting for two 12-year-old girls who went missing in north London say they have been found safe and well.

Best friends Wiktoria Popiel and Vitalija Sidlauskaite were last seen in Wood Green at around 5pm on Saturday.

Wiktoriawas walking Vitalijato a bus stop on Lordship Lane but did not return home.

Sky's Tom Parmenter was filming an interview with Vitalija's mother at her home in Tottenham when officers told her the good news.

Irina Versinina broke down in tears as they told her the two girls had been picked up near Euston station and were unharmed.

"This is good news, but how she can do like this?" she said, her eyes welling with tears. "Twenty four hours! Not call, not nothing. I can't believe that she can do like this.

"I have a lot of questions, but if she want to go to walk, she go to the garden to walk, because this is a very difficult situation."

She was then escorted away to be reunited with her daughter.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police are pleased to report that Wiktoria Popiel and Vitalija Sidlauskaite have been found safe and well.

"We thank the media and the public for their assistance."

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