Four children who went missing from their home in York found by police

An urgent search was launched after the four children failed to return to their homes in York on Friday

Alexander Butler,Athena Stavrou
Sunday 17 March 2024 18:09 GMT
Harrison, 11, has been missing with three other children since Friday
Harrison, 11, has been missing with three other children since Friday (North Yorkshire Police)

All four children who disappeared from their homes in York have been found after an urgent search was launched.

North Yorkshire Police said on Sunday that it was looking for twins Harrison and Harper, aged 11, Lacie, 12 and Chelsea, 13, who were believed to be together.

They were last seen at their homes on Friday but after they failed to return home police launched an urgent appeal for information.

Harper, 11, had also been missing (North Yorkshire Police)

In an update on Sunday afternoon, the force confirmed that all four children have been found safely.

A police spokesperson said: “All four missing children in York have now been found safe and well. Today we appealed for information about the two girls and two boys, aged 11 to 13, who went missing yesterday and were believed to be together.

Lacie, 12, has been found (North Yorkshire Police)

“Following extensive searches of the city, all have now been located.”

The 11-year-old twins were found earlier this afternoon but the search for the two girls continued for some time after until police confirmed they were found just after 4:30pm.

Chelsea, 13, has been found after she was last seen at home in York on Friday (North Yorkshire Police)

North Yorkshire Police also added their thanks to everyone who shared the appeal.

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