Missing siblings 'safe and well'

Police have said two children who have gone missing amid near-freezing temperatures have been found "safe and well." Sophie Fletcher, 12, and her brother Jack, 10, were believed to have left their home in the West Midlands.

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Missing children 'may travel by train to Wales'

Police have been carrying out extensive enquiries to find the missing siblings. Officers say the search has been complicated with the closure of their school. It's thought the youngsters may try to travel by train to a previous holiday destination in Borth in Wales.

Sophie Fletcher, aged 12, and Jack Fletcher, aged 10 Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say they need help from the public to find them. Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

Police: Darlaston children 'not been missing before'

The children have not been missing before and although they have packed clothes and taken money we are very concerned about them, particularly in this cold weather. It is believed they have left on their own accord.

We are continuing to carry out a number of enquiries to try and locate Sophie and Jack and are being supported by a significant number of force resources.

We are now appealing to the public to help us with this search - if you have seen either of the children today or have any information about where they may be, please contact us immediately.

– Inspector Stuart Vaughan, Walsall Police

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Urgent police appeal to trace two missing children

Police have issued an urgent appeal to trace two children who have gone missing amid near-freezing temperatures. Sophie Fletcher, 12, and her 10-year-old brother Jack are believed to have left their home in Darlaston, West Midlands, either overnight or early this morning.

Jack Fletcher, aged 10 Credit: West Midlands Police
Sophie Fletcher, aged 12 Credit: West Midlands Police
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