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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: Jamie Lee Stevens aged 14 is missing from home

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Police are appealing for help to find a 14-year-old boy who was last seen in Sudbury.

Jamie Lee Stevens, of Little Yeldham, Essex, was reported missing at 12.15pm on Saturday 30 June in the Market Hill area of Sudbury.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of Jamie Lee, who may be in the Bury St Edmunds area, and are appealing for anyone who may have seen him or know of his whereabouts to contact them.

Jamie Lee is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall of medium build with short, straight mousy-coloured hair. He walks with his right foot turned noticeably inwards.

He was last seen wearing a grey ribbed beany jacket, blue jeans and carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information should contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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Urgent Child Safety Alert: missing 11 yeae old Maria

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Kent Police is appealing for information to locate an 11-year-old girl who has been reported missing from Maidstone.

Maria Tanton-Davies was last seen in the Oakwood Park area on the afternoon of Friday 29 June 2018.

Officers have carried out a number of enquiries to locate her and are now appealing for anyone with information to get in contact.

It is believed she is wearing black leggings with flat dolly shoes, a white shirt and a grey blazer.

She is described as being around 4ft 4ins tall with a slim build and brown, shoulder length hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 101 quoting 29-0908.

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Child Safety Alert: missing 15 year old Beyonce

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Suffolk Police are appealing for information to help trace 15-year-old Beyonce TURAY, who is missing from Ipswich, and is believed to be in the London area.

Beyonce was last seen about 4:50pm on Wednesday 27th June 2018 at Ipswich Railway Station.

She is described as mixed race, with dark brown hair worn with a top knot, and was wearing light blue ripped jeans, a black & white Nike tracksuit top, and white & grey Nike trainers. She is about 5ft 8” height.

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