Two missing teenage girls who sparked fears they could be “at risk of harm” hae been safely found.

A girl, 15, was last seen on Friday (October 1) at her home in Canterbury.

Just a few days later (October 3), her cousin, 16, was last seen in Harrow.

The Metropolitan Police launched an appeal last night (October 6) as officers urgently searched for the two girls.

Today, the Met say they found the two girls at an address in Scotland.

According to the force, the two are safe and well, and are being supported by specialist officers.

A man, 20, was arrested at a separate address in Scotland today and remains in custody at a Police Scotland facility.

Earlier this week (October 5) a 54-year-old man was arrested.

He has now been named as Jawwad Akram, and is said to be married and living at Premier House in Edgware.

Today he was charged with child abduction and modern slavery, and he appears in custody at Willesden Magistrates Court later this day.

He is also charged with having arranged or facilitated the travel of a 15-year-old girl without the lawful authority.

Akram, wearing cream-coloured trousers and a dark jacket and sporting dark hair and a beard, indicated not guilty pleas to both charges.

Magistrate Heather Meyer remanded him in custody to appear at Harrow Crown Court on November 4.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and enquiries continue.