Friday 20 October 2017

Runaway teens fled to top resort in Caribbean

The Dominican Republic, where the two students travelled to.
The Dominican Republic, where the two students travelled to.

Claire Duffin

The teenage runaways who fled their £30,000 (€36,373)-a year British boarding school for a trip to the Caribbean have been hiding at a five-star resort hundreds of miles from where police initially believed the couple were staying.

Edward Bunyan and Indira Gainiyeva booked into the Occidental Grand in the Dominican Republic's Punta Cana resort in the south of the country, some 250 miles from Puerto Plata, the northern city it is thought they flew into.

Police in the Dominican Republic revealed yesterday that the young couple used their credit cards at the hotel but have since fled and their whereabouts are still unknown.

However, their search is now focused on Punta Cana, rather than in Puerto Plata. It is a seven-hour drive from Puerto Plata to Punta Cana and it is not known how the couple travelled between the two.

Edward (16) and Indira, (17) both pupils at Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe, Lancashire -- run by Jesuits and the alma mater of Easter Rising leader Joseph Plunkett -- went missing after telling friends they were sick of the rain and cold. (© Daily Telegraph, London )

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