Manchester teenager charged over false kidnap report

A 17-year-old girl has been charged over a false kidnap report that led to police conducting an 11-hour search.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons but is from north Manchester, is charged with perverting the course of justice.

She will appear before Manchester Youth Court on 3 January.

The charge relates to an incident on 2 October when a report was made to Greater Manchester Police about a possible kidnap.

After an 11-hour operation, the teenager was found safe and well.

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