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Stretch of River Bure in Norfolk closed in search for teenager's parents

Norfolk Police have closed a stretch of the River Bure between Salhouse Broad and Wroxham Broad as they carry out a search of the area for the parents of a 13-year-old girl.

Police received a call yesterday from a member of the public concerned that a holiday hire boat had not been returned as arranged at the end of the week.

The boat was found near to Salhouse Little Broad tied to a tree where a girl was found on board alone, but unharmed.

She spent yesterday evening in protective police custody and is speaking to specially-trained officers today.

Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and to establish the whereabouts of the 13 year old’s parents.