Saturday 24 February 2018

Family's relief as teen who ran away with waiter on holiday in Turkey is found

British schoolgirl Faye Jones
British schoolgirl Faye Jones

A British teenager who went missing with a waiter while on holiday in Turkey has been found safe and well, her family said.

Faye Jones, 16, was on a break in the resort of Marmaris with her mother Rhonda, from Cramlington, Northumberland, when she vanished with a local man.


Frantic relatives appealed for help in finding her and they set up a Facebook page to publicise the search.


A post on the Help Find Faye Jones site said: "It is with great pleasure that I can say that Faye Jones has been found.


"Police have her but has not yet been reunited with Rhonda.


"I would like to thank you all for your help and support during this time."


Officers from Northumbria Police had offered support to the family while the Turkish authorities carried out the search after being alerted on Thursday.


Faye, a bright student who was planning to go into the sixth form, was a regular visitor to Marmaris as her grandmother lives there, and was believed to have started a relationship with the local man last year.

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