Three ‘vulnerable’ missing Lancashire people found

Blackburn Citizen: The police helicopter located two missing women in woodland The police helicopter located two missing women in woodland

THREE ‘vulnerable’ missing people were found safe and well this weekend, Lancashire poice said.

A police helicopter was called out to help with the search for two missing women on Friday night.

Duty Inspector Conrad Tapp said Lancashire police received a call at around 10.30pm to report the pair missing from the Burnley Lane area of Accrington.

The National Police Air Service mobilised a helicopter from its base in Warton, near Preston, and discovered the women 25 minutes later in woodland off Manchester Road, Hapton.

DI Tapp said that the two women, aged 18 and 23, had a history of mental illness and self-harm.

He said: “The helicopter was up as we were concerned for the safety of the two females reported missing from home.

“Fortunately we found both of them safe and well.”

Earlier on Friday, an elderly man who went missing from his Blackburn home was found ‘safe and well’ at Royal Blackburn Hospital

Fears were growing for 80-year-old Calogero Carlo Marchese, who suffers from Alzhiemer’s, after he went almost 24 hours without his medication.

He had been missing since around 8.15pm on Thursday, but was discovered in the hospital on Friday afternoon after checking in under a false name.

DI Andy Winter, of Lancashire police, said that Mr Marchese, of Lincoln Road, had been spotted by a friend.

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11:24am Mon 14 Jul 14

the beaver says...

Is it not time these vulnerable people had the option of an electronic gps tag on them? I know all the leftie human rights brigade would be up in arms. But if I was at work and a loved one with an illness could be checked on, via a smartphone it would certainly give peace of mind and help to keep them safe knowing their location 24/7.
Is it not time these vulnerable people had the option of an electronic gps tag on them? I know all the leftie human rights brigade would be up in arms. But if I was at work and a loved one with an illness could be checked on, via a smartphone it would certainly give peace of mind and help to keep them safe knowing their location 24/7. the beaver
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11:49am Mon 14 Jul 14

AndyD123 says...

the beaver wrote:
Is it not time these vulnerable people had the option of an electronic gps tag on them? I know all the leftie human rights brigade would be up in arms. But if I was at work and a loved one with an illness could be checked on, via a smartphone it would certainly give peace of mind and help to keep them safe knowing their location 24/7.
Makes perfect sense for those with Alzhiemer’s or other condition that may result in them not knowing who they are or where they live. Better the small indignity of a tracking tag than the worry and stress caused by wandering off and knowing nothing about your identity.
[quote][p][bold]the beaver[/bold] wrote: Is it not time these vulnerable people had the option of an electronic gps tag on them? I know all the leftie human rights brigade would be up in arms. But if I was at work and a loved one with an illness could be checked on, via a smartphone it would certainly give peace of mind and help to keep them safe knowing their location 24/7.[/p][/quote]Makes perfect sense for those with Alzhiemer’s or other condition that may result in them not knowing who they are or where they live. Better the small indignity of a tracking tag than the worry and stress caused by wandering off and knowing nothing about your identity. AndyD123
  • Score: 6

8:56pm Mon 14 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

the beaver wrote:
Is it not time these vulnerable people had the option of an electronic gps tag on them? I know all the leftie human rights brigade would be up in arms. But if I was at work and a loved one with an illness could be checked on, via a smartphone it would certainly give peace of mind and help to keep them safe knowing their location 24/7.
Top idea. Although the liberty tree huggers would disagree no doubt.
[quote][p][bold]the beaver[/bold] wrote: Is it not time these vulnerable people had the option of an electronic gps tag on them? I know all the leftie human rights brigade would be up in arms. But if I was at work and a loved one with an illness could be checked on, via a smartphone it would certainly give peace of mind and help to keep them safe knowing their location 24/7.[/p][/quote]Top idea. Although the liberty tree huggers would disagree no doubt. The Seagull has landed
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