By Lucy Ashton
A huge search operation was launched after the child was reported missing from her home on Sunday night and she was traced on Monday
A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl in the Scottish Borders over the weekend.
A huge search operation was launched after the child was reported missing from her Galashiels home on Sunday night. It included specialist divers and a mountain rescue team.
She was later traced to a property in the Galashiels area around 9.30pm on Monday night.
Police Scotland has confirmed it has arrested a 53-year-old in connection with the incident and inquiries are ongoing. In a statement, the force said: “A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl from Galashiels, who was reported missing on Sunday, 5 February, 2023.
“The girl was traced at a property in the Galashiels area around 9.30pm on Monday, 6 February. Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”
Really great news that the disappeared wee girl has been found. Truly great news.
Police say a 53 year old man has been arrested.
However from details emerging it seems that the man involved has been living as a trans woman, with a woman’s name and even a woman’s Facebook account.
Here Undernoted is the link to what Stu Campbell is saying about things, and in that he includes Facebook pictures of the woman –
Politically this has all the potential hallmarks to further damage Sturgeon. But we will need to wait and see.
Interesting though how police are reverting to the line that it is a man and not revealing the individuals adopted woman’s name.
Anyway, great that the wee girl is safe and that is what matters. And well done the police for tracking her down.