Police hunt for missing five-year-old who had sneaked into neighbour's empty home to paint her nails

Police hunt for missing five-year-old who had sneaked into neighbour's empty home to paint her nails

Police hunt for missing five-year-old who had sneaked into neighbour's empty home to paint her nails

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Police launched a hunt for a missing five-year-old girl who had sneaked into a neighbour’s empty home to paint her nails.

East Sussex Roads Police and local officers were alerted to the missing five-year-old at 6pm on Thursday.

She was staying with a relative in Hillside Road, Bexhill, when she disappeared.

It emerged she had gone next-door – where no-one was in – to give herself a manicure.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman told The Argus: “Police were called shortly after 6pm to a report a five-year-old girl was missing from her relative's house.

“Officers attended Hillside Road but within the minutes the girl came out of the next door house, though no-one was home. She was safe and well.

“She had painted nails which her mum knew nothing about.”

Roads Police East Sussex tweeted: ““Just been assisting local response with a missing 5yr old. She turned up next door. Turns out she'd been painting her nails there!”

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9:21pm Fri 11 Apr 14

qm says...

Very misleading headline!
Very misleading headline! qm
  • Score: 3

6:52pm Sat 12 Apr 14

melee says...

Yes very, it makes it sound as if she is still missing.

Did they take the picture specially or have they had it in reserve just in case they get a story involving fingernails?
Yes very, it makes it sound as if she is still missing. Did they take the picture specially or have they had it in reserve just in case they get a story involving fingernails? melee
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