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Missing boy took 28-mile bus trip

Map showing Blackburn and Bolton

A three-year-old boy who went missing while out shopping with his mother went on a 28-mile (45km) bus journey before being found by a police officer.

Lee Loram was reported missing at 1240 BST after becoming separated from his mother and brother in Blackburn market.

A major search was launched and extra officers were drafted in from around Lancashire to look for him.

Police said Lee had got on a bus in Blackburn town centre and travelled to Bolton and back before he was spotted.

He was reunited with his mother soon afterwards, having been separated from her for more than three hours.

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