Search for child near motorway

26th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 October 2007, WILP – Police launched a large search action for an alleged missing child along the A1 near the town of Wilp in Gelderland for several hours on Thursday night. Dozens of officers and a helicopter were deployed, the police reported on Friday. No child was found.

26 October 2007

WILP – Police launched a large search action for an alleged missing child along the A1 near the town of Wilp in Gelderland for several hours on Thursday night.  Dozens of officers and a helicopter were deployed, the police reported on Friday. No child was found.

The search was started after motorists reported seeing a young woman and child walking along the roadside. When one motorist stopped to offer them assistance the child had disappeared. A spokesperson for police says that the child looked to be about 10 years old. The search has now been called off as police have concluded that the motorists must have been mistaken.

Police say the woman was in a confused state and spoke no Dutch. She had no identification on her. After questioning it emerged that she is a Hungarian student who has been in the Netherlands only a short time. Several motorists who spotted the woman were questioned on Friday.

The right-hand lane of the A1 near Wilp was closed for several hours during the search.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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