Fatuma Kadir had been reported missing (Image: PA)

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An 11-year-old girl who had been reported missing, has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

Officers say Fatuma Kadir, from Bolton, had made her way to the capital to see the sights.

They added that the youngster had a love and fascination with London but had never been to the capital before.

She was last seen at Euston Station in London after travelling to Manchester, then Birmingham, before catching a train to into London.

She was reported missing just before 10.45pm on Thursday.

The schoolgirl was seen boarding a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 9.27pm that day to Birmingham New Street.

Fatuma was reported missing on Thursday night
(Image: PA)

She was then spotted getting on another train from there at 11.10pm to London Euston, arriving at 1.13am on Friday.

Fatuma's parents, Asheem and Misra, said in a statement last night: "We miss you, we want you to come home. We want to at least know you're safe. You're not in any trouble. Please contact us or the police.

"If anyone knows where she is or have seen her, please get in touch with the police.

"We are in a state of shock. We want to know where she is, who she's with, but most of all, that she's safe. Fatuma, Please come home."

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rollinson, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “We are delighted to confirm that Fatuma Kadir has been found safe and well.

“She was found in London earlier today so we are now working to reunite her with her parents, who are as you can imagine, incredibly relieved.

“The last couple of days have been every parent’s worst nightmare, so I know they will agree with me when I say a huge thank you to everyone who has shared our appeal to find Fatuma.

"Your help has been invaluable, so thank you.

“We would now ask that their privacy be respected, so they can be together as a family.”