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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 appeal takes 2 seconds to share to help find missing teen from York

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Please share this picture far and wide in hope that we can bring this 13-year-old back home . It only takes one person who shares this to spot her and be that’s difference

North Yorkshire Police is urgently appealing for information to help find a missing 13-year-old girl from York.

Elise Donoghue was last seen leaving her drama class at the York Theatre Royal on St Leonard’s Place just before 8pm on 19 October.

It’s thought Elise is without money or access to a mobile phone, and she is considered vulnerable due to her age.

Police enquiries have been ongoing to locate in York where it is known she has connections in the Fulford and Danesgate areas of the city.

There is also a possibility she headed to York Railway Station and boarded a train heading towards the north-west where she has friends in the Cheshire area. British Transport Police is assisting with enquiries.

Elise is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, blonde hair with a medium build. When she was seen she was wearing a grey hooded -top, black leggings, black Ugg boots and she carrying a shoulder bag.

Anyone who knows where Elise is or have seen a girl matching her description, please call North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12170187979.

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They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

 

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Police Dog Blue finds missing vulnerable teenager hidden in woodland undergrowth

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Police Dog Blue and his handler from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit found a vulnerable teenager on Wednesday (October 18).

Officers were called to an address in Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire at around 10.45pm after concerns were raised about a teenager who had gone missing.

Due to concerns for her welfare, PD Blue and his handler were also called to assist with the search.

German Shepherd Blue was deployed and began searching the local area. Whilst going down a nearby lane, Blue led his handler into an area of woodland and undergrowth.

It was here that the pair found the missing teenager. They were then able to provide immediate care before other officers arrived to take her home.

Inspector Iain Clark, who is the head of the BCH Dog Unit, said: “The officers had numerous places to search and I am glad PD Blue and his handler were able to provide assistance, which saw the teenager safely found within a short period of time.

“I am proud of their work and this is another great example of how the BCH Dog Unit can support other officers around the three counties.”

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Found safe and well Child rescue alert for 14-year-old missing schoolgirl

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Thanks to everyone who shared we are pleased to confirm this missing school girl has been found safe and well.

Please stop sharing this appeal and remove it from your social media. Thanks so much to everyone who helped.

Police has requested the help of the public as urgent child rescue alert after a girl aged 14 is believed to have gone missing with a 27-year-old man.

In hope that the girl aged 14 could be brought back home safely and without harm.

The girl had not been seen since last Thursday when she was spotted outside her school but thankfully she is back home safe.

Missing people releases an Urgent Child Rescue alert after the girl from Somerset went missing appealing for the girl to be urgently returned home.

Please follow @PoliceHour on Twitter for updates to this appeal, We will also update this link once we have any updates.

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