Twitter plea missing girl Serena Beakhurst found

Serena Beakhurst
Image caption Serena Beakhurst disappeared three weeks ago

A missing 14-year-old girl from London whose plight was highlighted by celebrities on Twitter has been found.

Stephen Fry and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife Sarah were among those who publicised the campaign for information about Serena Beakhurst.

She was last seen leaving her home in Tulse Hill, south London, three weeks ago.

Police said she was found in the Wandsworth area in the early hours of Wednesday and was doing well.

Serena, who also goes by the surname Dennis, disappeared on 15 December after catching a bus from Herne Hill station to attend her beauty therapy college course in south London.

She had never been reported missing previously.

On Monday, the Metropolitan Police said it had "exhausted normal lines of inquiry" and urged anyone with information to get in touch.

And on Tuesday officers revealed they were about to re-interview the teenager's friends and had received reported sightings of her over Christmas.

Other celebrity Twitter users to re-tweet messages included actor and writer Simon Pegg, Little Britain's Matt Lucas and footballer Rio Ferdinand.

A Facebook group - Help Find Serena Beakhurst - was also set up to publicise her disappearance.

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