Missing teens found in Oswaldtwistle

Missing teens found in Oswaldtwistle

Missing teens found in Oswaldtwistle

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THREE brothers missing from Sunderland for four days were found in Oswaldtwistle.

Police have said there may have been a plan to spirit the boys out of the country.

The teens aged 15, 12 and 10, failed to return to their foster carers' home in Sunderland, after setting out on a tea-time bike ride to a local park.

Instead, they caught a Metro to Newcastle, then took a pre-booked taxi to London and spent two nights in the capital before heading for Birmingham, officers said.

All the time with adult assistance, the brothers were then taken to Oswaldtwistle where they were found on Friday, safe and well, police said.

A total of seven people have been arrested and the boys will be taken back to the North East later to be reunited with their foster parents.

Their natural father, who is of Romany origin, was deported to Romania after serving an eight-year prison sentence in this country for people trafficking.

The boys' mother was investigated for criminal matters and left the country earlier this year.

Northumbria Police said the brothers had been living happily with their foster parents for 18 months.

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8:52pm Sat 16 Aug 14

timeforcommonsense says...

There's a hell of an advert for immigration. Both parents leave the country, one way or another, after criminal activity and the tax payers is left to pay for the up keep of their children.
There's a hell of an advert for immigration. Both parents leave the country, one way or another, after criminal activity and the tax payers is left to pay for the up keep of their children. timeforcommonsense
  • Score: 18

9:10pm Sat 16 Aug 14

the beaver says...

What the hell is going on? surely they should have been sent to the social services in their own country. Surely we are by keeping them denying them contact with their own relatives/family.
What the hell is going on? surely they should have been sent to the social services in their own country. Surely we are by keeping them denying them contact with their own relatives/family. the beaver
  • Score: 19

7:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Stop talking rubbish says...

Agreed Beaver.
Send them to their parents! Imagine growing up in foster care in a foreign country when your mum and dad are back home!
Agreed Beaver. Send them to their parents! Imagine growing up in foster care in a foreign country when your mum and dad are back home! Stop talking rubbish
  • Score: 6

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