A man has been charged after a major search was launched for an 11-year-old girl in the Borders.
Andrew George Miller, also known as Amy George, was arrested on Tuesday.
Police Scotland and members of the public joined in a mass hunt after a schoolgirl disappeared in Galashiels on Sunday at around 5.30pm
After a frantic search effort lasting more than 24 hours, the child was found “safe and well” on Monday.
She was traced to a property in the Galashiels area at around 9.30pm.
Police confirmed on Wednesday morning that a 53-year-old man has now been charged in connection with the disappearance.
He is expected to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, February 9, and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
Chief superintendent Catriona Paton, Lothians and Scottish Borders commander, said: “I want to thank the public for their huge effort and assistance during this incident. The people of Galashiels really came together and supported each other, the emergency services and search teams.
“We believe this incident to be contained and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.
“There will be increased high visibility patrols in the streets to provide reassurance and advice to the public, and anyone with concerns can speak to an officer at any time.”
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