Arun Police responded to a report of a five-year-old missing from her home yesterday evening, according to a police tweet.
However, Arun Police said she was later found 'safe and well at a friends' house'.
The incident prompted a warning from police.
Arun Police said: "Just a quick reminder for all parents to keep a close eye on your kids over the weekend which looks like it's going to be a hot one."
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