Wednesday 22 February 2017

Police alert sparked in Germany as children go missing – only to be found trying to hitchhike to Ireland

Published 28/04/2015 | 12:32

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A MAJOR police alert was sparked in Germany after two children went missing, only to be found trying to hitchhike to Ireland.

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The two children, aged eight and six, went missing near Nuremberg.

The adventurous pair even packed themselves a backpack with some essentials for their trip – food, a torch, an alarm clock and a book.

The children’s parents immediately began searching for them, and contacted the police after they couldn’t locate them.

However five kilometers from their home, motorists noticed the pair near a buys motorway, and contacted police out of concern.

The children told their parents that they went to the motorway in the hopes of finding a truck bound for Ireland.

It’s not known why the pair picked Ireland for their adventure.

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