Missing teenagers found

Four teenage girls who were missing in a wooded area of Dover have been found.

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Teenagers found safe in woods

Kent Police was called at 2.15am this morning to reports of four teenage girls missing in a wooded area in Dover.

The girls had apparently gone from Folkestone to Dover Priory train station the previous evening and had walked to a wooded area, believed to be near Kearsney Abbey.

Police assisted coastguards, using sirens and blue lights to help identify the location of the missing girls.

A coastguard helicopter was called and the girls were found at about 7.30am.

They were winched to safety and moved to a sports field on Elms Vale Road.

They were transported to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford to be treated for symptoms of cold, no other injuries were reported at the time.

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