A 22-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of abducting a teenage girl has been released on police bail.
The 15-year-old girl went missing from her Newton Aycliffe home on Sunday, sparking a major search of the area.
A Durham Police spokeswoman said on Wednesday that the girl had been found safe and was being treated in hospital for a pre-existing medical condition.
The spokeswoman added that the local man had been released on bail pending further inquiries.
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