Missing teenager Lyla Lake FOUND safe and well after Dad makes heartbreaking appeal - 'Love you so much'

Missing Lyla Lake has been 'found safe' after she vanished almost a week ago
Missing Lyla Lake has been 'found safe' after she vanished almost a week ago

Missing 13-year-old Lyla Lake has been found after disappearing from her home almost a week ago

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Missing teenager Lyla Lake has been found after leaving her home in Basingstoke, Hampshire, almost a week ago.

The 13-year-old had been missing since Wednesday, December 21 but after a renewed appeal for information, the teen known as Lyla-Jane was “found safe”.

CCTV footage of her in Reading train station from the evening she went missing was released just hours before she was found.

A CCTV appeal was launched just hours before Lyla Lake was found
A CCTV appeal was launched just hours before Lyla Lake was found

On Tuesday her father Nathan made a heartbreaking appeal for his daughter to “please just come home safe”.

In a video he said: “My 13-year-old daughter Lyla has been missing for five nights and my family and I are pleading for someone out there just to please come forth with any information surrounding her whereabouts.

“Lyla is very insecure and naive for her age, but she is never out of the house after 8pm without her parents and hasn't stayed overnight anywhere except for family members for over 18 months.

“Someone must know something. Lyla, if you are watching this, Daddy loves you so much.

“If anything is worrying you, it is nothing which can't be sorted, so please, please just come home. You're not in trouble.

“You have got hundreds of people who care for you and we all just want you to come home safe.”

Police have confirmed that the 13-year-old has been found
Police have confirmed that the 13-year-old has been found

On Christmas Eve, Lake’s cousin, the Olympic high jumper Morgan Lake appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Hampshire Police tweeted at 1:43am this morning: "We're pleased to tell you that 13-year-old Lyla, who was missing from Basingstoke, has been found safe.

"Thank you to everyone who shared our appeals and contacted us with information."