A MOTHER and her five daughters who have been missing for more than six months have been found safe and well.

Natalie Bracht and her chidren have been found in Munich, Germany.

Mrs Bracht, 35, left her home in Sunderland on May 17 with her daughters aged between five and 13.

Following a search carried out by Northumbria Police with the support of forces across the UK and elsewhere in Europe, Mrs Brachts and all five of the girls were found safe and well in Munich earlier today.

The children are now in the care of the German authorities.

Northumbria Police are working with their German counterparts and will be speaking with Mrs Bracht in due course.

Northumbria Police Detective Chief Inspector Ian Bentham said today: “I am happy that the girls have been found safe and well and I would like to thank the public and the media for their help and assistance in this matter.”

We have no further information to release to the media at this stage.