Child Abduction

Can We Be 'Too' Over-Protective of Our Children?

Jacqui Hames | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Hames

The reality is that children do go missing - in fact 140,000 children and young people go missing in the UK every year, and in 2011-12, 273 child abductions by strangers were reported to police. Thankfully three quarters of those were attempted abductions and the chance of a small child being grabbed in the vicinity of their home or parents, is still incredibly rare.

Jailed Teacher's Schoolgirl Lover 'Wants Him Back'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

A schoolgirl abducted by her teacher Jeremy Forrest is reportedly attempting to rekindle her relationship with the jailed 31-year-old. The 16-year...

School Ignored SIX Warnings Of 'Pervert' Teacher's Affair With Schoolgirl, Review Finds

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Concerned pupils told school staff about the affair between teacher Jeremy Forrest and a teenage schoolgirl SIX times before he abducted her, but the ...

'Come To Your Senses'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

An Egyptian businessman judged to have "wrongfully retained" his two-year-old British son in his come country for almost a year, has been told to "com...

Runaway Schoolgirl Dumps Jailed Teacher Lover

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The 16-year-old schoolgirl abducted by teacher Jeremy Forrest has dumped him as he serves his jail term. The teenager had vowed to wait for the 31...

Police Use Mobile Phone Records In Madeleine Search

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

The parents of Madeleine McCann are to make a television appeal in light of "substantive" material uncovered by a fresh British police investigation. ...

Be Afraid of Children

David Bond | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

If we hammer home the stranger message to our children, we scare our children. We make them afraid of all adults and all places they might meet them. Frightened children will retreat more and more into their bedrooms.

Boy, Six, Accosted By Van Driver

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK

Police are appealing for information after a six-year-old boy was accosted by a man who asked him to get into his van. The child was approached in ...

'It Was Me Who Groomed Him'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

The 16-year-old schoolgirl abducted by teacher Jeremy Forrest has said she wants to marry him and have his children when he is released from prison. ...

Jeremy Forrest's Wife 'Launches Divorce Proceedings'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

The wife of runaway maths teacher Jeremy Forrest has launched divorce proceedings against him, his sister said today. Carrie Hanspaul said: "Divorc...

Jailed Teacher Plans To Marry Schoolgirl

PA | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Teacher Jeremy Forrest plans to marry the schoolgirl he abducted, and her father said he would be "proud" to walk her down the aisle. The girl, who...

Jeremy Forrest Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Charges

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

Teacher Jeremy Forrest has been sentenced to five-and-a-half-years in prison for child abduction, after he pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court to five...

'To Satisfy His Own Carnal Lusts'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

A teacher who allegedly abducted a schoolgirl to France will not give evidence in his defence. Jeremy Forrest, 30, of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood,...

Schoolgirl 'Abducted' By Maths Teacher Appears In Court

PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

A schoolgirl allegedly abducted to France by her married maths teacher has told a court that he came with her because he feared she might commit suici...

John Bush Charged With Child Abduction

PA | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK

A 35-year-old man who went missing with a 14-year-old girl has been charged with child abduction. Lorna Vickerage disappeared from her home near Do...

Teacher 'Warned' About Schoolgirl Rumours

PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK

A married teacher was warned by colleagues to keep his distance from one of his pupils seven months before he allegedly abducted her to France, a jury...

Jeremy Forrest 'Had Sex With Schoolgirl In Hotels And Car', Jury Hears

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A schoolgirl described to police how she slept with a married teacher in his spare room, hotels and his car, a court has heard. The 14-year-old, wh...

Schoolgirl Tells Of First Kiss With Teacher

PA | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A schoolgirl allegedly abducted to France by her married teacher after police found out about their relationship has told how they first kissed in a c...

Married Teacher, 'Fled To France With Schoolgirl After Having Sex In Marital Bed

PA | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

A married teacher fled to France with a 15-year-old pupil who had a crush on him the day after police questioned her about their sexual relationship, ...

Jeremy Forrest 'Fled To France After Police Quizzed Schoolgirl'

PA | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

A married teacher fled to France with a 15-year-old pupil who had a crush on him the day after police questioned her about their sexual relationship, ...

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of 'Madeleine McCann' Style Abduction

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Police have arrested a man hunted in connection with an alleged 'Madeleine McCann'-style abduction of a three-year-old girl in the Canary Islands. ...

Teacher Jailed For Sexual Affair With Underage Pupil

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A science teacher who had a sexual affair with a 15-year-old pupil and discussed marriage plans with her has been jailed as an example to others. M...

Two Arrested For Child Abduction After Girl Found

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

Police have arrested two men after tracing a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing on Thursday. West Mercia Police said she was found safe and ...

Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Abducting Girl To France

PA | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

A teacher has pleaded not guilty to abducting a teenage girl, as he appeared in court via prison videolink. Jeremy Forrest, 30, was arrested in Bor...

'If Your Child Is Taken Abroad, They May Never Be Returned'

Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

British families whose children are abducted abroad by one parent or other family members are being warned they may never get their child back, with t...