- Suspected child abduction – Machynlleth.
What a nightmare. Hope she turns up quickly.
Whilst on the village green outside the pub during the Summer, our kids were playing with some of their friends. I noticed a car had pulled up and the driver was calling to them through the window. As soon as I approached he drove off, reg. was passed on to the old bill. I’m definitely in the cut their bits off camp.Posted 5 years agoDaveRamboSubscriber
On radio 5 this morning I heard a private investigator being interviewed about it.
When he was fed the line about this being a very rare occurrence – no doubt fed it to stop parental panic – he jumped in saying it certainly happens as kids play outside and are vulnerable, its waiting to happen etc
Just what people want to hear – and I’m sure it’s not a common occurrence in the way he was suggesting.
Not often I shout at idiots on the radio.
Fingers crossed – can’t imagine what the family are going through.Posted 5 years agoAristotleMember
As a parent, hearing about a child going missing like this is awful (before having children it would have had less impact).
Thankfully, it is a fairly rare occurrence given the size of the population, although such incidents have always taken place. The usual comment is that it is no more prevalent now than in the past.
I really hope that she’s found safe and well.Posted 5 years agoalfabusSubscriber
they are saying she is still missing
Speaking at a news conference in Aberystwyth, Det Supt Reg Bevan said: “Within the last hour we have arrested a 46-year-old man from the Machynlleth area who has been detained at Aberystwyth Police Station.
“We made the arrest just outside Machynlleth and we’re hopeful that the individual will assist in locating April who is still missing.”
“We’re still pursuing all lines of inquiry with the view that April is still alive and will continue to do so until we find her.”Posted 5 years ago
They have found the van that belongs to the detainee who was arrested on foot…according to the (questionable source?) the MirrorPosted 5 years agomoniexMember
Very sad, fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Did get me thinking though…. My 9 year old often walks to school without me, picking up his friend on the way. My 11 year old takes the bus to the other side of Norwich city centre to get to school. However, when playing out together last night I told them to be back by 6.30 as it was getting dark then. Call me paranoid, but there is no way my kids would have been outside in the evening in the dark without an adult at age 5.
Doesn’t help the little girl now though. Can’t imagine what the family must be going through…. Any parents worst nightmare!Posted 5 years ago
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