26 Dec 2008

Northland missing 9 year old found

9:21 am on 26 December 2008

The police have found a nine-year-old girl who was missing in Northland. She was cold, but safe and well.

Tabitha Mason, who is nine but has a mental age of six, went missing from her home in the Whangarei suburb of Raumanga at about eight o'clock on Wednesday night.

Searches and checks with family members failed to find her and a search and rescue team was deployed in the area along with a police dog.

Senior Sergeant Anthony Edwards said medical staff are assessing the girl.