A 43-year-old man is in police custody after he was found in the company of a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing.

The suspect was held at a house along Factory Road, Piarco at about 11 am on Monday.

Officers from the Northern Division Emergency Response Team received intelligence which led them to the home where they found the teenager.

The exercise involved PC Ramroop, PC Callendar, PC Kurton and WPC Solomon.