Missing daughter of London ExCel boss found

A recent picture of missing Alice Brindley
A recent picture of Alice Brindley, who has been found  Credit: Suffolk Constabulary

A 13-year-old girl who went missing following a day out with friends has been found safe and well. 

The parents of Alice Brindley, from Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk, had issued appeals after she did not arrive home after visiting Cambridge for the day.

She was later found by in Islington, north London. 

Alice Brindley was missing Credit: SWNS

Her father, Paul Brindley, 52,  an executive director of the London ExCel venue, earlier took to Twitter in the hope of tracing the schoolgirl.

He wrote: "Can everyone please retweet my lovely little girl has gone missing any help to find her would be greatly appreciated to bring her home."

Alice's parents pleaded for her to get in touch and return home Credit: Archant Suffolk

He also posted a selfie took of herself just hours before she was last seen.

He later tweeted to say she had been found "safe and well".

Her mother Sarah, 48, said earlier in the day: "She's just a teenager who can get grumpy but doesn't go off to London without telling anyone.

"We're just desperate for her to come home. We want her to know we love her very much and there's nothing we want more than to know she's safe."

Suffolk Police said on Monday evening: "A missing 13-year-old girl from Ixworth Thorpe, near Bury St Edmunds, has been found safe and well.

"Alice Brindley had last been seen at Cambridge railway station at around 6.30pm yesterday, Sunday 19 March, from where she travelled to London.

"Police enquiries into her whereabouts had been taking place over the past 24 hours, and as a result of these Alice was found in Islington this evening, Monday 20 March. She is now being brought home by Suffolk Constabulary officers.

"Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance with this appeal."