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Missing Veronica Sbircea: Man, 19, arrested

Veronica Sbircea Image copyright Northants Police
Image caption Veronica Sbircea from Kettering has been missing since 21 July.

Detectives looking for a 15-year-old girl have arrested a man in connection with her disappearance.

The 19-year-old, who is being held at Corby Police Station, was arrested on Tuesday by officers who are trying to locate missing Veronica Sbircea.

Veronica left her home in Kettering on the evening of 21 July and there were sightings of her in London on 27 and 28 July.

Police believe she may be in either the Brixton or Enfield areas of London.

Veronica, who is also known as Rachel, is white, 5ft (152cm), with long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing dark leggings and a black top.

She is originally from the London area.

Det Insp Stuart Hitchon said: "Veronica is known to approach people to use their mobile phone temporarily, and we are urging anyone who may have been approached by her or have seen her, to make contact."

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