Missing Perth student Alek Sigley found alive and well

Australian student Alek Sigley has been released from detention by the North Korean government and is "safe and well", Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced.

Mr Morrison thanked Swedish officials who helped secure his release by making representations on Australia's behalf.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Alek Sigley had been released from detention in North Korea.Credit:Twitter

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese joined Mr Morrison in welcoming the announcement.

"This is indeed good news for Alek, his family and indeed good news for our nation," Mr Albanese said.

More to come.

Alek Sigley with his parents in a photo from his blog.

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