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Last Updated: Monday, 7 August 2006, 12:38 GMT 13:38 UK
Missing boy, 5, made train trip
A five-year-old boy who went missing on Sunday afternoon has been found safe and well after getting on a train and travelling about 60 miles.

Concern was growing for Ben Ford who had last been seen at about 1345 BST in the Paradise Road area of Teignmouth.

Officers say he boarded a train in Teignmouth and got off at Taunton, Somerset, where he was found by a British Transport Police officer.

He has now been reunited with his parents.

Pc Sharon Newman, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said officers started by searching the boy's home to make sure he was not hiding.

She said: "We also contacted our helicopter which went down and did a search of the area and we had the coastguards out looking for him and put out a radio broadcast.

"We started to get calls in, and then quite a short time later we got a call from British Transport Police who surprised us all by saying that they'd actually found Ben in the car park at the train station in Taunton."




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