- 16-year-old Victoria Grabowski, who sparked an international hunt after flying from New York to the UK, has been found safe by police in the UK.
- She was found in the city of Nottingham, around 130 miles from London on Wednesday, according to NBC News 4 New York.
- A man has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, NBC added, citing law enforcement sources.
- London Metropolitan Police confirmed to Business Insider that a missing 16-year-old US citizen was found, but did not say where, or whether any arrests have been made.
- Grabowski was missing for four days and her parents were concerned that she may have gone to London to meet an older man who her mother had seen her talking to online.
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Victoria Grabowski, a 16-year-old girl from New York who sparked an international police hunt after disappearing from her home, has been found safe and well in the UK.
Grabowski went missing from her home in Maspeth, Queens, Saturday morning, and was believed to have boarded a flight from New York’s JFK airport to the British capital, London.
After a five-day-long search, she was found by police in the UK city of Nottingham, around 130 miles north of London, according to NBC News 4 New York, which cited unnamed law enforcement sources. She is now waiting to be reunited with her family, the station added.
The London Metropolitan Police told Business Insider in a statement that a missing 16-year-old US citizen was located on Wednesday. Police did not confirm where she was found.
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Text messages found on her phone indicated that she had flown to the UK to meet an older British man she met on the internet.
According to NBC News 4, a man has been arrested by London Metropolitan Police in connection with Grabowski’s disappearance. It is not clear if the man who was reportedly arrested is the same man Grabowski had been messaging.
When contacted by Business Insider, the Metropolitan Police declined to comment on whether any arrests have been made.
Victoria’s family said she paid for her flight from JFK to London Heathrow in cash, but do not know how she got the money.
Her parents told NBC that her disappearance was surprising, describing her as “an honor student, a very good girl.”
“She got fascinated with London and wanted to move there,” her uncle Arkadiusz Grabowski told QNS on Tuesday.