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Missing man and daughter found 'safe and well'

A man and his young daughter have been found "safe and well" tonight, after going missing three days ago in Worcester.

Both Ewan and Tanith Powell were discovered in the Didcot area after disappearing on Saturday morning, when Mr Powell collected her from her mother's home in Worcester for a prearranged visit, Thames Valley Police said.

Ewan and Tanith Powell have been missing since Saturday. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Chief Inspector Elaine Axe said: "Missing man Ewan Powell, aged 42, of Benson, Oxfordshire, and his daughter Tanith Powell, aged three, from Worcestershire, have both been found safe and well today in the Didcot area.

"Thames Valley Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance locating them."

Missing man and daughter's home 'recently vacated'

The home of a man who went missing along with his three-year-old daughter three days ago, had "been recently vacated", according to police.

Ewan and Tanith Powell were last seen on Saturday morning in Worcester, when Mr Powell collected the youngster from her mother's home for a pre-arranged visit, Thames Valley Police said.

Three-year-old Tanith who has been missing since Saturday. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A force spokeswoman said there had been one unconfirmed sighting of the 42-year-old and his daughter in Benson and several other areas in Oxfordshire, which officers were investigating.

Mr Powell is also believed to have links to Scotland, she said.

Chief Inspector Elaine Axe said: "I'm continuing to appeal for anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, to contact police.

"There is no evidence to suggest they have come to any harm.

"Although this was a pre-arranged visit, we would like to see Mr Powell and his daughter to ensure they are safe."

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Police issue details on missing father and daughter

The police have issued information on a father and daughter who went missing over the weekend in Worcester.

Ewan and Tanith Powell have not been seen since Saturday. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Ewan is white, 5ft 10ins, with short brown hair, and is of medium build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jumper and brown shoes.

Tanith is white, 3ft 3ins, of slim build, with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink coat with flowers on, a grey long sleeve top, dark-coloured leggings and Spiderman trainers.

Chief Inspector Elaine Axe, of Thames Valley Police, said: "I am appealing for anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr Powell and his daughter to contact police."

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Hunt continues for missing father and daughter

Police are today continuing the hunt for a father who went missing with his young daughter over the weekend.

Ewan Powell and his daughter and Tanith have not been seen since Saturday, though somebody reported speaking to Mr Powell on Monday.

Ewan and Tanith Powell have not been seen since Saturday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Tanith, aged three, was with 42-year-old Mr Powell at her home in Worcester when they went missing.

Investigating officers say the disappearance is "out of character" for Mr Powell.

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Train delay as signalman gets stuck in toilet

Rail passengers may have to get used to a new excuse for delays after trains were held up when a signalman got stuck in the toilet.

Travellers found themselves inconvenienced after contact was lost with the signal box at Henwick in Worcester, on the Hereford main line.

Trains cannot continue on to the city's Shrub Hill station without receiving a green light at Henwick, sited on a level crossing.

The driver of the 15.13 Hereford to London service, having heard nothing, got out of his train and walked to the signal box to see what the problem was.

It was then discovered the signalman was stuck in the Victorian building's outside toilet.

A Network Rail spokesman apologised for any inconvenience caused to passenger by the unusual episode on Wednesday February 6.

Much of the railway is still controlled from Victorian signal boxes, which often have outside loos.

Our plans to modernise the railway will see control moved to state-of-the-art regional control centres, where unfortunate incidents such as this simply wouldn't be an issue.

We apologise to anyone whose journey was delayed or disrupted as a result.

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Urgent search for missing girl in Worcester

Police are putting out an urgent appeal for the public's help in tracing an 11-year-old girl who has gone missing in Worcester.

Sharna Woodcock was last seen at 11:15am this morning when she left her home in Canterbury Road, Ronkswood, to visit the local Co-op, but she has not been seen since.

Initial police inquiries suggest she never arrived at the store.

Sharna is described as being mixed race, 5ft to 5ft 2ins tall, with long, shoulder-length frizzy hair, which she was wearing down when she left home.

She was wearing a grey jumper with a face on the front, black tracksuit bottoms, black school shoes and a dark green, waist-length khaki coat with a fur-lined hood.

We need to find Sharna as soon as possible and make sure she is safe. If anyone has seen her walking around Ronkswood or playing in one of the local parks, please contact us as soon as possible.

– Stephanie Brighton, Inspector West Mercia Police
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