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Missing teen Shelley Pratt walks into Croydon police station

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MISSING Croydon teen Shelley Pratt has walked into Croydon Police Station, a spokesman has confirmed. The 14-year-old, from South Norwood, is said to be in the care of officers. Shelley's mother Lisa told the Croydon Advertiser her daughter had called home in the early hours of Thursday morning. "The number wasn't anonymous and the police followed it to Soho and now she's back," Mrs Pratt said. "All she said was someone had her. I can't wait to get her home, though I don't know when that will be." Mrs Pratt said the family was delighted that Shelley was safe. "I'm absolutely thrilled," she added. "The police officer rang me at 2pm. They said 'we've got her and she's in police protection'. "I've been running around the playground while I was picking up my younger kids, telling everyone that Shelley's back. Shelley, a pupil at Westwood Girls' College, was seen on a bus in South Norwood Hill at 3.15pm on November 8. CCTV images were later released of her getting on a tram in George Street in Croydon town centre, and also walking down Croydon High Street in the early hours of the following morning. Shelley's parents Tony and Lisa spoke to the Croydon Advertiser in December, with Mrs Pratt saying she was sure her daughter had been snatched. The couple also vowed the family would not celebrate Christmas until Shelley was found. Mrs Pratt spoke of how the family was struggling to cope, and how Shelley's younger brother thought a 'monster' had his sister. She also spoke of how her daughter loved Christmas, and wouldn't want to miss celebrating with her family. In December, as the investigation reached the five-week point, the Metropolitan Police Service confirmed the case was being investigated by murder detectives. A spokesman said at the time this was because the team had more expertise and were more used to making extensive enquiries. A police spokesman confirmed no one has been arrested. More follows

Missing teen Shelley Pratt walks into Croydon police station


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