– A Lancashire police spokesman
The students have thankfully been located safe and well at a hotel in the Punta Cana area of the Dominican Republic.
Plans are now being made for their safe return to the UK. They will be given a welfare de-brief by police following their arrival back in this country.
Our priority throughout this has been to ensure the safety and welfare of these students and after they have been spoken to on their return this will signal an end of police involvement in this matter.