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Police in search for missing 5 year old

Police in search for missing 5 year old

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Frik

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12,580 posts

140 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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DonnyMac

3,576 posts

100 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Hopefully not enough information to form an opinion; Father refused visitation rights? Please; fingers bloody crossed.

I don't want to start the thread with blame, but... What on earth was a five year old doing outside at 7.30 when they should be being read a book and tucked up for the night; isn't it dark at that time now?

Clearly, you shouldn't attribute blame on differing family lifestyles as I'm still amazed that 15-20 miles from London you can find yourself in a scene from the Darling Buds, but I just cannot imagine my 6 yr old being allowed out in London, well, ever.

As mentioned, fingers crossed.

robuk

510 posts

87 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Machynlleth is not a big place at all and is quite rural in terms of getting to and from.


XG332

3,918 posts

85 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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OT my favourite fish and chip shop is in Machynlleth.

XG332

3,918 posts

85 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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OT my favourite fish and chip shop is in Machynlleth.

XG332

3,918 posts

85 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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OT my favourite fish and chip shop is in Machynlleth.

mrmr96

13,736 posts

101 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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^ We get it.

Hope she's found safe and well soon. BBC news were saying she was seen getting into a van, but they didn't give a description of it - which I thought was odd. Surely they'd want people keeping an eye out for it? Or if they said "White Ford Van" it would cause more problems?

172ff

1,916 posts

92 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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She's at Jimmy Savills house?!?

Superhoop

3,580 posts

90 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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The piece on the news this morning just described the van as 'light coloured'

The bit I found strange was, after reporting she had been seen getting into a van, they then said that police and locals were searching the local area - Surely if they should be searching for the van, which lets face it, could be miles away.


Changedmyname

12,121 posts

78 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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People still leave the doors open and often leave the keys in the cars,around here (mid Wales)so a youngster playing outside at that time is quite the norm.
I hope she dosen't come to any harm.

Puggit

34,557 posts

145 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Sadly I must echo DonnyMac's thoughts. I live next to a playground and see children as young as 2 without adults (but with older siblings around 12 years old) on an almost daily basis. Some of them have been brought from the village, a few hundred yards along an A road, in pushchairs.

Despite being able to see the playground from the house my children (aged 4 and 6) don't go out alone, yet.

I hope she's found safe and well smile

Megaflow

5,676 posts

122 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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DonnyMac said:
Hopefully not enough information to form an opinion; Father refused visitation rights? Please; fingers bloody crossed.

I don't want to start the thread with blame, but... What on earth was a five year old doing outside at 7.30 when they should be being read a book and tucked up for the night; isn't it dark at that time now?

Clearly, you shouldn't attribute blame on differing family lifestyles as I'm still amazed that 15-20 miles from London you can find yourself in a scene from the Darling Buds, but I just cannot imagine my 6 yr old being allowed out in London, well, ever.

As mentioned, fingers crossed.
Exactly. I mean WTF is a 5 year old girl doing out by herself after dark. I realise that it's not her parents fault she got abducted just because she was out after dark, but at 7.30pm in the middle of Wales, I'd wager it is properly dark to, not just dusk.

Davel

7,979 posts

155 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Just hope to god that she's found safe and well.

M3333

1,721 posts

111 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Some guy on Sky news was just saying 'the family must be devestated' 'we are all thinking of them at this time but will leave them alone'

Weird thing to say for a girl that thus far is only 'missing'.

Really hope they find her safe and well.

tonker

48,686 posts

145 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I hope she's OK, but I do wonder whether it's time for another Shannon Matthews.... - it seems a bit neat for someone in such a small place to see a 5 year old get into a van, but the person who saw her didn't recognise the van or think it was odd - certainly not enough to at least record the oddness of it.

Do we know of the relationship status of the parents and whether either of them have access to a van (and where they both are...)

petemurphy

4,564 posts

80 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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heres an idea for a website - somewhere everyone with cctv in the area can upload their footage when something like this happens and then people on the interweb with time can search it and tag sightings with diff levels of likelyhood.

saves police time and realises my dream of being in spooks..

eg could find any light coloured vans here

Sheets Tabuer

12,702 posts

112 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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tonker said:
I hope she's OK, but I do wonder whether it's time for another Shannon Matthews.... - it seems a bit neat for someone in such a small place to see a 5 year old get into a van, but the person who saw her didn't recognise the van or think it was odd - certainly not enough to at least record the oddness of it.

Do we know of the relationship status of the parents and whether either of them have access to a van (and where they both are...)
She was out cycling with a friend, the friend said she got in a van. I assume the friend was around the same age so perhaps they didn't see it as odd.

It's going to be a world of pain ascertaining the facts from a 5 year old witness.

Frik

Original Poster:

12,580 posts

140 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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The worst case scenario of a random snatching is by far the least likely scenario to happen. Fingers crossed for a good outcome.

Twincam16

27,646 posts

155 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Frik said:
The worst case scenario of a random snatching is by far the least likely scenario to happen. Fingers crossed for a good outcome.
Certainly her apparent willingness to get in the van (surely the friend would have described a struggle if there was one) suggests she knew her abductor.

fathomfive

8,109 posts

87 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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petemurphy said:
heres an idea for a website - somewhere everyone with cctv in the area can upload their footage when something like this happens and then people on the interweb with time can search it and tag sightings with diff levels of likelyhood.

saves police time and realises my dream of being in spooks..

eg could find any light coloured vans here
You could tie in with a manufacturer of pitchforks and flaming torches too hehe