A missing 13-year-old girl has been found safe and well.

Ellie Palmer-Welsh, from Barnstaple, has been located by police in Staffordshire. An adult male has been taken into custody.

She was last seen at her North Devon home on Thursday afternoon and a CCTV image, released by the police, showed her on the northbound platform at Tiverton Parkway railway station on Thursday evening.

A police spokesman said: “Officers are thanking the public for their assistance in helping to locate Ellie.”