Found after six days: Linh Le discovered safe and well after going missing in York

Linh Thi Dieu Le

The Vietnamese teenager who disappeared during a trip to York has been found safe and well.

Linh Thi Dieu Le, who does not speak English, went missing after being split from her tour group on Tuesday (6 August).

She was last seen with an Asian man on the bar walls above Station Rise at 4.40pm.

In a statement, a spokesman said that the teenager was found “safe and well” on Monday night.

The force did not say where she found, adding that the investigation into the circumstances of her disappearance remains ongoing.

In custody

The search for the 15-year-old has seen 10 people arrested in connection with her disappearance, with one being charged with child abduction and facilitating a breach of immigration laws, and two remaining in police custody for questioning, North Yorkshire Police said.

The seven others have been released pending further inquiries.

Police have searched a residential property and a nail bar in Cannock, Staffordshire in connection with the case.

A Vietnamese man, Ho Quang Ngoc, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court court on Monday charged with child abduction and facilitating a breach of immigration laws.

Ngoc, 25, appeared before York magistrates where he was remanded in custody. He is due to appear at York Crown Court on 16 September.

**UPDATE** All charges against Ho Quang Ngoc have been dropped after a hearing at York Crown Court.

 

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