Police have thanked the public and media for their assistance in finding Hemel Hempstead teenager Samantha Chikowore, who had been missing since the end of October.
Last week police issued an appeal to help trace the 17-year-old as they had become concerned for her welfare.
But after the appeal was picked up the Gazette and other media outlets she was located in nearby Luton today.
Samantha had actually last been seen in Luton on October 28 but had not been seen since that date.
Police said she was found ‘safe and well’.
A spokesman for Herts Police said: “The public and media are thanked for their assistance in finding Samantha.”