Missing future Kenya charity volunteer found safe and well

Mia Lupton
Mia Lupton. Photo: Hampshire Police

Missing 14-year-old Mia Lupton, who is planning to travel to Kenya next year to take part in a school building project, has been found safe and well after going missing on Friday afternoon.

The missing schoolgirl disappeared after getting off a ferry in Southampton and Hampshire Police believed the teenager, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight, may have then headed towards Birmingham.

However on Saturday, the force confirmed the teenager, who is in the midst of her Duke of Edinburgh qualification, had been found safe and well and thanked the public for their support.

She was found following a plea for her safe return on Saturday afternoon, in which her family said her absence was “very out of character” and that they had become “increasingly concerned for her welfare.”

After officers confirmed she was found safe, her sister, Sorrell Chappellow wrote a public post on Facebook which said: “Mia has been found and is safe!

“Thank you all for your help and kind messages, our family really appreciates it.

“Please allow us to be with Mia and respect our privacy, thank you.”

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