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Urgent appeal for help to find brother and sister missing from home

Pareece Bottomley, 12

Police are urgently trying to trace a brother and sister missing from home in Preston.

There's growing concern for Marcus Bottomley, 13, who was last seen a week ago at an address on Ribbleton Avenue and his sister, Pareece Bottomley, who is 12, who was last seen at around 4.30pm last Friday at the same address.

Marcus Bottomley

Marcus is described as approximately 5ft, of stocky build with short red hair and was last seen wearing a black Nike jumper and black bottoms.

Pareece is described as of slim build with red hair.

They are known to have links to the Blackburn area but may still be in Preston.

We believe Marcus and Pareece could be together and we are becoming increasingly concerned about them. If anyone has seen them or has any information about their whereabouts I would urge them to get in touch with us.

– Inspector Zegham Awan, Preston Police

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Facebook response on Rigby case - 'We don't allow terrorist content'

Facebook - 'horrified' by murder Credit: PA Pictures

In a statement, a Facebook spokesman said: "Like everyone else, we were horrified by the vicious murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. We don't comment on individual cases but Facebook's policies are clear, we do not allow terrorist content on the site and take steps to prevent people from using our service for these purposes."

The Community Standards page of the social network's website has a section dedicated to violence and threats. It says: "Safety is Facebook's top priority. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety.

"You may not credibly threaten others, or organise acts of real-world violence. Organisations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity are not allowed to maintain a presence on our site. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism."

– Facebook spokesperson

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Facebook hosted chat between Adebowale & extremist

Facebook hosted an exchange between Michael Adebowale and an overseas extremist ahead of the murder of Lee Rigby, ITV News understands.

In the exchange Adebowale spoke of his intent to murder a soldier.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for Facebook said they took "steps" to prevent people using the site for terrorist purposes.

Like everyone else, we were horrified by the vicious murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

We don’t comment on individual cases but Facebook’s policies are clear, we do not allow terrorist content on the site and take steps to prevent people from using our service for these purposes.

– Facebook spokeswoman
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