A 17-month-old girl who went missing after the car she was sat in was stolen has been found.
Maria Tudorica was sat in the front passenger seat of her father’s car in Newham, east London, when a man jumped into the vehicle and drove away.
The car was found abandoned less than a mile away in Hatherway Crescent a short time later, but Maria was not inside it.
She was found several hours later, safe and well, close to where the car was taken from.
The child’s father had met with an unknown man in Nine Acres Close shortly after 4.35pm on Sunday with a view to selling the black Audi A5.
The man who took the car, with a registration number of FY58 UAZ, is described as an Asian man of slim build, dressed in black clothing.
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Police are still appealing for anyone with information on the incident to contact them on 101.
Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.