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Parental child abduction soars

Cases of parental child abduction have risen 88% in just under a decade (2003-2012), Foreign Office (FCO) figures showed today.

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Parental child abduction 'is universal'

It can happen to anyone, from any background. Countries where children are abducted to can range from Australia, to France, to Thailand.

We have seen a 206% increase in the number of children who have been abducted by a parent to a non-Hague country between 2001 and 2011.

– Alison Shalaby, chief executive of Reunite

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