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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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Gail not seen since withdrawing part way through only the brave obstacle mud run at Elveden Forest

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Update: Gail has been found near to the race site and is receiving medical attention after police officers located her.

Police had released an appeal to trace a 57 year old who had gone missing after withdrawing from the only the brave obstacle mud run at Elveden Forest, near Brandon.

She withdrew midway through the race on medical grounds and sought medical attention.

Officers launched an appeal after Gail went missing at 12.45 on Sunday 25th March near to the bag collection zone, having received some medical assistance.

officers launched an extensive search to locate Gail and managed to find her near to the race and required urgent medical attention after being found just after 8pm.

Officers were growing in concern for her due to her medical withdrawal and out of character disappearance.

Thanks to everyone who support this appeal.

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Urgent appeal four children aged between one and ten go missing in Liverpool

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Found Safe and Well, thanks everyone for sharing.

We are pleased to report that police have now located all four children, police had launched an urgent appeal to trace the children who had all gone missing together.

The children all aged between one and ten have now been found safe and well after being missing for over 12 hours.

police had appealed for information to find four children aged between one and 10 years-of-age from Liverpool who were last seen on Friday, 23 March at around 4pm.

10-year-old Jody power, 6-year-old Michael Power, 2-year-old Jamie Lee Phoenix, and 1-year-old Jacob Phoenix, were last seen in Kings Heath Avenue, Dovecot and extensive enquiries have been ongoing to establish their whereabouts.

We will keep this link live for anyone wanting to check that these children have been found safe and well. Ensuring people can quickly check and confirm this is to prevent people from sharing the article now they’ve been found safe and well, thanks to everyone who shared.

Make sure you follow @PoliceHour on Twitter for updates

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Miranda is aged 16 and she is currently missing from Ipswich

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Thanks to everyone who shared Miranda has now been found safe and well.

Police launched an appeal to help trace a missing 16 year old girl who was missing from Ipswich she has now been found safe and well. .

Miranda Wollney was last seen leaving Elderberry Road Ipswich on foot at approximately 3pm on Saturday 17 March 2018 with the intention of meeting a friend in town.

Miranda is described as a white female, 5’ 4” tall slim build; she is described as having short dyed blue colour hair, slightly faded.  Miranda has multiple piercings in her nose, lips and ears.  She was last seen wearing a grey jumper with a cat on the front, black ripped jeans and trainers.

Officers are extremely concerned for Miranda and are asking anyone who has seen her or who has any information on where she may be to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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