Police have released an image of the young girl caught wandering the streets of Castlewellan during the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).
A search operation to find the little girl is currently underway.
Temporary Chief Inspector Adam Corner said: “Police in Castlewellan are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety and whereabouts of a young girl pictured on CCTV in the Main Street of Castlewellan just before 5am this morning, Wednesday.
“The image shows the young girl wearing a distinctive lilac coat with a fur trim around the hood, a pink dress, pink leggings and short ankle boots.
“A search operation is currently is underway.
“I would urge anyone who has any information about this to contact police immediately on 101 or 999 quoting 181 30/03/22.”