Sudbury Police say they don’t believe a child who was reported missing last night was actually missing.

Around 9:30 pm police were called regarding a missing child possibly named Ella from the Birkdale Village area of Second Avenue and it was said she was last seen with a man in his 50’s while a long beard and black and white dog.

Officers canvassed the area, used a K9 track, deployed the OPP Unmanned Aerial System and police checks were also set up around the Kingsway.

Police are now saying a child meeting this description has not been reported missing to Police by a parent or guardian and much of the information circulating social media has not been confirmed.

However they continue their investigation and search and are asking for anyone with information to contact them.