Malika is of African descent, is slim and 1.60m tall. The child has long hair in braids. Police have issued a missing person's notice, but so far the search has been in vain.
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On Thursday Child Focus reported that Malika had been found safe and sound. Malika is thought to have absconded from the care home where she was staying with her brother after a row. There are no further details about how she was found.