Police find missing girl, 8, last seen in Sainsbury’s after public appeal

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Police found an eight-year-old girl who went missing from inside a Sainsbury's store on Christmas Eve.

Katie Stewart was last seen in Sainsbury's, Pinhoe, Exeter, wearing her Christmas jumper, which has Mickey and Minnie mouse on it, as well as black jeans and black Puma trainers, DevonLive reports.

A police helicopter was spotted in the sky above Exeter following Katie's disappearance on Thursday afternoon.

After she went missing, an appeal was made by police to try and find her.

A tweet from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Katie Stewart, aged 8 has gone missing from Sainsbury's in Pinhoe, #Exeter.

"Last seen wearing a Xmas jumper of Mickey and Minnie mouse, black jeans, black puma trainers.

"If you have seen her, please ring us on 999 and quote ref 622 24/12."

Police later confirmed that Katie was found safe and well in the local area later on Thursday afternoon.

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