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Better care needed for 'vulnerable children at stations'

Hundreds of runaway children are found in and round Britain's railways and more needs to be done to look after them, a report by MPs has said.

The House of Commons Transport Committee warned more than 750 children who had fled their homes were picked up by British Transport Police (BTP) at just London stations during a 17 month period.

But the committee said it was "surprised to learn" that BTP currently had no targets in relation to child protection.

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Gangs are 'waiting to exploit' vulnerable runaways

Gangs are hanging out at train stations "waiting to exploit" vulnerable young children who may have fled a chaotic home life, an MP told Good Morning Britain.

Chair of the Transport Select Committee, Louise Ellman said: "They might have come off the trains, they might just gather at the station - but there are gangs waiting to exploit them."

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