A MAN has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl.
The youngster was found ‘safe and well’ last night after a desperate search in Galashiels, Selkirkshire, on Sunday and yesterday.
This afternoon cops confirmed that a man, aged 53, has been arrested in connection with the girl's disappearance.
Police have been standing by a cordon on Montgomerie Terrace in the nearby village of Gattonside.
Officers have taped off the cul-de-sac and it is understood police visited the residential spot last night.
Locals told The Scottish Sun that a girl wrapped in a blanket was spotted being carried out of a house in the street, and a man was later led away by officers.
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A Police Scotland statement read: "A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl from Galashiels, who was reported missing on Sunday, 5 February.
"The girl was traced at a property in the Galashiels area around 9.30pm on Monday, 6 February. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."
A huge search operation was launched after a girl was reported missing on Sunday evening.
Locals, police and specialist search and rescue teams had scoured the town’s streets, greenspaces and waterways yesterday.
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Cops revealed late last night that the girl had been found around 9:30pm at a property in the area, just hours after a media call where officers said they were “extremely concerned” for her welfare.
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