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Hero pet dog Flash joins extensive rescue to find missing woman

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A PET pooch has been hailed a “hero” after joining a search party on his own accord and finding a missing elderly woman.

 Ten-month-old Patterdale terrier Flash was part of an extensive rescue for the woman who went missing on the evening of Saturday July 22. 


Unbeknown to his 13-year-old owner Elijah Ward, Flash left his home in Barmpton, Darlington, and helped to locate the woman who was found after a 14-hour search.
Sergeant Barry Evans, from Durham Constabulary, said: “As officers worked down the field and the helicopter was overhead, a dog belonging to a local resident had accompanied officers as they searched the fields. 

“Flash went and laid down near a hedgerow. He appeared to be indicating at something. This led a family member of the missing person to discover the woman, found apparently unhurt from the overnight exposure although a little distressed.”
PC Karl Heseltine, who was involved in the search, added: “The dog definitely played a part. Without Flash, she might not have been found so soon. 
“A lot of police staff stayed back after their shift to continue to look for the woman. You put yourself in the family’s shoes and want to do everything you can.

“It involved more than 20 officers, search and rescue, members of the public and police helicopter. It was a team effort. The whole community chipped in.”

The missing woman’s daughter, who would like to remain anonymous, said: “We are just so grateful to everyone involved. We can’t thank them enough. Everyone was brilliant and rallied around to help, even people we didn’t know.

“The dog was absolutely lovely.”
Elijah’s father, Elijah Snr, said: “Flash is an outside dog. We have a smallholding and he often wanders by himself but we noticed he went missing on the night and returned the next morning. We only realised what he’d done after speaking to neighbours and police. Now we wonder if he stayed with her all night.
“We went straight out and bought him lots of treats. He’s a little hero really.

“We’re just glad of the outcome. The lady was found safe and well. That’s all that matters.”

Elijah Jnr said: “He’s amazing. I’m so proud.” 

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Urgent child safety alert Jacob Mcstravick aged 15 missing from home

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Police are appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of 15-year-old Jacob Mcstravick.

The teenager has been missing from his home in Hundens Lane, Darlington, for more than a week.

He is described as having short ginger hair and blue eyes. It is not known what he is wearing but he often wears a cap.

Anyone who has any information on his whereabouts is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101.

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Urgent appeal to trace Adam missing since August 9th

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Police are urgently searching for Missing Adam Seaton who has been missing since August 9th.

His family are extremely worried and hope by sharing that Adam is missing will help them bring Adam home safely.

Officers appealing for help to trace missing 20-year-old Adam Seaton are asking drivers who used a Southport car park to study dashcam footage.

Adam is believed to have gone missing from his home address in Melrose Avenue on Thursday 9 August.

He is described as a white male, 6ft 2in tall, of slim build with brown hair, pale complexion and brown eyes.

When last seen he was wearing a burgundy tracksuit top with ‘France’ embossed on the arm, black and white T-shirt, blue jeans and burgundy Puma trainers.

Adam is known to frequent the Churchtown area of Southport.

Merseyside Police Inspector Allan Pennington said: “We are appealing directly to any drivers who used the car park at the junction of Marshside Road and Marine Drive in Southport between 12.25pm and 6.10pm on Thursday 9 August.

“If you used that car park and have dashcam footage, we would ask that you check for a red Ford Fiesta car with the registration MK59 GHA. If you do not have a dashcam but believe you may have seen this vehicle we would also be very keen to hear from you.”

Anyone who has seen Adam or knows of his whereabouts is asked to DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact Missing People on 116 000.

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Urgent appeal to find Elizabeth Foster last seen Winterbottom Avenue Hartlepool

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Urgent Appeal to Trace Missing Elizabeth Foster

Police are urgently appealing to trace 44-year-old Elizabeth Foster who was last seen in the Winterbottom Avenue area of Hartlepool today, Sunday 19th August at 12:30pm.

Elizabeth is described as being of slim build, around 5 ft 3” tall with mousey coloured hair and she was last seen wearing a black coat, black leggings and rose gold glittery sandals.

Anyone who may have seen Elizabeth or may know of her whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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