Missing girl is found safe and well in Laois

Gardaí have located a 15-year-old girl in Mountrath, who was missing from her home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, since March 12.

15 year old Netradica (Neta) Anghel was found safe and well at the Ballyfin Road, Mountrath, on Sunday, March 16.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with this investigation and appeared before a special sitting of Portlaoise District Court on Sunday.

Pitulan Anghel, of Flat 9, Portlaoise Road, Mountrath was charged with having a false ID.

Garda Aodhan Ó Flaithearta told Judge Catherine Staines that when asked for ID Anghel produced ID in the name of Reitan Muntean.

Garda Ó Flaithearta said when he got the light in the flat turned on it was evident this was not the correct ID.

A UK driving licence with a photo of the accused in the name of Pitulan Anghel was found on another person in the flat.

He was remanded in custody at Clover Hill until Thursday.

The 15-year-old girl was taken into the care of social services during the investigation. Gardaí say the 15-year-old girl who was the subject of an abduction report from police in South Yorkshire is no longer being sought.

Police in the UK were growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of the missing girl.

Netradica Anghel, known as Neta, was last seen by her family at approximately 10am on March 12 at their address in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The teenager was understood to be in the company of 28-year-old Pitulan Anghel and they were believed to be travelling in his silver E-class Mercedes.

Enquiries led officers to believe they were in Ireland after the car was seen boarding a ferry at Cairn Ryan port in Scotland.

Neta is originally from Romania and speaks both English and Roma. Anghel is also from Romania and speaks the same languages.

Gardaí wish to thank the the public for their assistance. No further action is required.


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