A young girl spotted walking the streets of Falmouth in her pyjamas at midnight sparked an all-night search.

The alarm was raised by staff security staff in the town, with police officers, a police dog handler and the West Cornwall Search and Rescue Team called in to look for her.

The search centre in the Woodlane area before widening out when no child could be found.

A spokesperson for the search and rescue team said: "Another early morning call-out for the team, responding to reports of a young child in pyjamas seen by security staff in Falmouth.

"Devon and Cornwall Police officers and a dog handler had searched the immediate vicinity of the sighting, but with no sign of the child the team were called to widen the search into the urban area.

"Five foot teams searched streets, alleys, gardens and parks until dawn, but with no sign of the child nor any further information or reports, we were stood down pending further investigation."

A police spokesperson said a call was received just after midnight this morning with a report of a girl aged around 12 years old walking near to the Woodlane entrance of the Falmouth University campus in her pyjamas.

"Police, including a dog handler, conducted extensive searches of the area until around 6am. Currently, there have been no missing persons reports that fit her description," said the spokesperson, who added that officers had been carrying out door-to-door enquiries today to find out any more information.

Anyone who saw what happened or who might have information is asked to call police on 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting log 16 of August 10, 2020.