Child found wandering alone now identified and on way home

The child, who was found in the Whitson Way area of Edinburgh, will be reunited with her family.

Alone: The girl was found in the Whitson Way area. Google 2019
Alone: The girl was found in the Whitson Way area.

A young child who was found wandering the streets of Edinburgh alone has been identified and is on her way home.

Police launched an investigation after they were alerted to the girl in the Whitson Way area of the city on Thursday morning.

She was taken into the care of Police Scotland while officers attempted to track down her parents.

At 1.30pm, the force confirmed she was on her way home.

On Twitter, a spokesperson said: We are pleased to report we have identified the young girl found in Whitson Way this morning and are in the process of reuniting her with her family.

“Thank you to everyone who shared our information and assisted us in our inquiries.”