Parents of child found in Scotland to be questioned by police

The parents of a child who went missing in Northern Ireland were questioned by police today after the baby was found in a Scottish caravan park.

The child's mother Lucy Anderson, 30, and father Stuart Creaney, 22, were detained on suspicion of abduction in the Dumfries area, and will be taken to face further interviews by detectives in Co Down

Police confirmed today that 17-month-old Sophie Anderson was safe and well.

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She was found last night when officers from Dumfries and Galloway were called to the caravan park. Creaney and the child's mother were arrested.

Sophie has been in care since her birth and vanished on Monday after she was collected by her mother from premises in Scarva Street, Banbridge to be taken to a mother and toddlers' group.

Later they were seen getting on a ferry in Belfast for Stranraer. Police believe Creaney took an earlier sailing to Scotland.

When police launched an appeal in a bid to trace the child, and the couple, Detective Inspector Stephen Wright said: "We have a growing concern. We have a concern that they haven't those parenting skills."