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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 August 2007, 09:18 GMT 10:18 UK
Scouts go missing after jamboree
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Prince William was among those who attended the event
Police are trying to trace 13 scouts who have gone missing after taking part in the World Scout Jamboree which ended in Essex on Wednesday.

Around 40,000 young people from around the world took part in the 12-day event at Hylands Park near Chelmsford

Essex Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and the scouts are in this country legally as they all had visas to visit.

They want to talk to the youngsters to make sure they are safe.

Attempts are now being made to contact family members here and abroad.

The missing scouts include one from Zimbabwe, one from Sri Lanka, one from Nigeria, five from Bangladesh, four from Uganda and another from an unspecified country.




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Police said they were not concerned about the 13 missing scouts



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