Missing persons found after Christmas

Derbyshire Police
Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire police have thanked all who aided in efforts to find missing persons over the Christmas period.

Officers have now confirmed that 15-year-old Courtney Purcell was found on December 27 after being missing for four days.

She and her boyfriend, Connor Allen, were both found, and the Derbyshire Times understands that Connor's mother has him back at home.

Police said: "Thanks to everyone who assisted in the search by sharing and publicising our appeal."

Jayden Elliott who also went missing, from Newbold on December 23, has now also been found safe and well.

Missing man Matthew Brown from Renishaw disappeared on December 27 and officers have said he has also found safe and well.

Thanks to all who spread appeals on social media and aiding in police searches.