Police have launched an urgent appeal to find the missing mother of a five-year-old girl who was found at a bus stop alone.Authorities say they are “extremely concerned” for the mum’s welfare after her child found sitting on a bench near Brighton Station at 12.52pm on Friday. The young girl travelled from London by train to Brighton with a woman in her mid-30s – who is believed to be her parent.
After arriving at 12:30pm, CCTV footage shows the pair visiting a toilet in the station before walking into the city along Queens Road. However, the vulnerable girl was spotted by members of the public minutes later sitting alone at a bus stop near an Ibis hotel nearby the station.
Sussex Police is urging anyone with information to come forward amid fears for the mother’s welfare. Investigators are looking after the daughter. Detective Inspector Lee Horner said: “We have looked at CCTV and traced the woman and the girl along Queens Road to the area of the Ibis, where we lose them.
“The girl then ends up back at the bus stop about 100m south of the station. We don’t know if she returned by herself or whether she lost mum there. The missing woman is black, with dark curly hair and is around 5ft 9in tall. She was wearing a flowery black top, black trousers and was carrying a red or pink backpack”