Cops hunt for missing teen cousins as police arrest man, 54, for 'human trafficking'
COPS are hunting for two missing teen cousins – while police have arrested a man for human trafficking.
Andreea, 15, whose surname is being withheld by detectives, was last seen at her Canterbury home on Friday, October 1.
Just two days later her cousin, 16-year-old Izabela, vanished from Harrow, west London.
On Tuesday police detained a 54-year-old man and he is being questioned on suspicion of people trafficking at a north London police station.
Officers from Police Scotland are assisting the Met Police as the girls are thought to have links to Leicester and Dundee.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Bellis, of the north west public protection unit, said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of Andreea and Izabela.
“While we are keeping an open mind as to their whereabouts, we believe they may have been taken outside London by people who could do them harm.
“I would like to appeal directly to Andreea and Izabela.
“You are not in trouble and there are people who want to help you.
“Please contact the police or someone you trust when it is safe to do so.
“I would also urge members of the public, particularly in London and Dundee, to come forward if they have any information that could help us.”
Anyone who sees the girls should dial 999 or 101, quoting the reference CAD7399/06OCT.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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