A FATHER wanted by police after disappearing with his young daughter has handed himself in after returning from Ireland with the five-year-old.
Brian Owens, 26, skipped court last week and fled with his daughter Molly Owens across the Irish Sea.
The father, from Maes Cyttir in Holyhead, was due to appear at Caernafon Crown Court on Friday, July 28 to be sentenced for three counts of assault, and one count of sending an offensive or menacing message.
Police launched an appeal on Saturday to find Mr Owens and his daughter after they both disappeared.
On Sunday, the parents of Madeleine McCann said they were praying that Molly Owens would be found safe.
A post on their Facebook page said: "Kate and Gerry hope and pray that this young girl is found safe and well very soon.
“Their hearts go out to all families of missing children and they understand the pain and agony loved ones are going through at this difficult time.”
After three days on the run in Ireland, Mr Owens returned with his daughter to Holyhead on Sunday evening, North Wales Police confirmed.
1/3: From Supt Nigel Harrison ‘ I am pleased to say that Molly returned to Holyhead from Ireland with her father this evening.
— North Wales Police (@NWPolice) August 1, 2017
Supt Nigel Harrison said Owens had "surrendered to authorities on his return and will appear in court tomorrow.”
He added: “I would like to thank the public and Molly’s family for their support.”
Mr Owens appeared in Caernafon Crown Court August 1, according to police.