The police helicopter was scrambled to search for a missing 11-year-old girl in Latchingdon.

Officers were contacted shortly before 8.30pm yesterday, following the concerns of the girl’s welfare.

After two hours of mobile phone conversations with the girl and a search of the area by the helicopter, she was found by officers safe and well.

She was returned to her guardian.

A police spokesman said: “The girl has gone missing three times in the last six months.”