Man questioned after Jade Lynch found

Jade Lynch
Jade Lynch

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction after a missing teenager was found safe and well.

Jade Lynch, 14, was found in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, at around 9.30pm last night, Wednesday, as a result of the information received from a member of the public.

The teenager had been missing for 11 days since she was last seen in St Helens town centre on March 26.

Cheshire Police have said their investigation into the circumstances surrounding Jade’s disappearance is currently ongoing and the 19-year-old is helping them with their enquiries.

Detective Superintendent Jon Betts said: “Information from the public is vital, and throughout this investigation the support that we have received from the public has been outstanding.

“Print, broadcast and social media have proved instrumental in getting the information out to the public which has resulted in the support we have had.

“Now that Jade has been located I would ask that the privacy of Jade and her family is respected.

“Since Jade’s return, we have noticed a number of negative comments on social media sites. Inappropriate and upsetting comments do not help the investigation, and simply cause further upset and distress for Jade and her family.

“We would like to remind everyone that Jade is a vulnerable teenager and throughout our investigation our aim has been for her safe return.”

Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer said: “It has been heartening to see all of the support given by the public and this case shows the power of the people.

“I would also like to personally thank all of the officers and staff who have worked tremendously hard throughout the investigation, which has resulted in her safe return.”