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'Two children abducted every day' Govt figures reveal

The number of children abducted by parents has more than doubled over the last decade, Foreign Office figures have shown. Two children are taken every day and Reunite - a charity specialising in family abduction cases - has had 447 new cases.

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'Relationship breakdown' behind child abduction figures

Acting Reunite director Alison Shalaby, Credit: DaybreakITV

The sharp rise in children snatched by a parent and taken to a foreign country is the result of relationships between two people from different countries breaking down, a charity chief told Daybreak.

Acting Reunite director Alison Shalaby explained: "When those relationships break down, one parent wants to return to their home country. So they are making that decision for themselves but also making the decision for the child as well."

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