23rd Sep, 2018

Man charged after missing teenager, Naomi Rees, found in Solihull following nationwide search

Felix Nobes 14th Sep, 2018 Updated: 14th Sep, 2018

A MAN has been charged with multiple offences after the month-long disappearance of a girl, 16, found in Solihull.

Naomi Rees had been missing from her home in Rhydyfelin, South Wales, since mid-August, prompting a nationwide search.

She was finally found in Solihull on Tuesday (September 11) and 20-year-old Tomas Baker was arrested by local police.

Baker, from Tamworth, has now been charged with detaining a child without lawful authority, making indecent images and possessing a blade.

He has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (September 14) and has been referred to Birmingham Crown Court on October 11.

A South Wales Police spokesperson said on Wednesday: “Missing girl Naomi Rees was located by police in Solihull last night (Tuesday, September 11) and has since been returned to south Wales. South Wales Police and Naomi’s parents would like to thank the public for their tremendous support since Naomi went missing on August 15.”

Naomi’s mother issued an emotional appeal to her daughter on Monday.

She said: “Naomi, we never imagined we would be spending your 16th birthday like this – not knowing where you are or if you are safe or not. We know that you do care and can only assume that you are not aware of our messages or that you are not being given the opportunity make contact.

“Not knowing where you are and how you are faring is killing us. We won’t rest until the day that you are home and love you more than words can express. Please Naomi, get in touch.”

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