'Home alone' parents still away
Published 05/08/2011 | 05:00
THE parents of four young children who left them behind while they went on holiday are understood still not to have returned home.
The children, aged 14, 10, seven and five, were taken into care by social services in Dungannon, Co Tyrone last Friday after police received a report that they were living on their own.
Sources said the parents are understood to have taken a holiday in Ireland or the UK but had not yet made contact with their children.
An investigation has been launched into the circumstances of the incident, which police are treating as "a serious matter".