Media playback is unsupported on your device

Police believe missing Erika Kacicova 'is alive'

12 August 2013 Last updated at 16:06 BST

Detectives searching for missing girl Erika Kacicova say they believe the 13-year-old is alive.

Erika was last seen leaving her home in Darnall, Sheffield, at 16:00 BST on 5 August.

Police say a 37-year-old man arrested earlier in Bradford on suspicion of child abduction had been in contact with her in the past four days.

Detective Inspector Helen Tate told reporters there have been unconfirmed sightings over the last 48 - 72 hours.

''When pieced together with other information, intelligence we've had, it does lead me to believe that Erika is alive,'' she said.

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.