Missing Walsall Wood kids found safe and well

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West Midlands Police chopper – picture by West Midlands Police, used under Creative Commons.

Residents of the Northern Wastes who were at home this afternoon will have no doubt noticed the West Midlands Police helicopter hovering over the southern end of our patch.  I did too, and being aware of some rumours on social media, I asked what was up:

http://twitter.com/BrownhillsBob/status/350979066029019136

They replied quite quickly:

Fortunately, it wasn’t long before the kids were found:

So, now we know why the chopper was hovering, and that the two kids were found safe and sound. All’s well that ends well, and it’s nice to see social media making a positive difference.

Thanks to West Midlands Police who were clearly quick of the mark there, and responsive to public curiosity. Great to see.

Thanks also to all who shared information on twatter and Facebook. Sorted. Now for a cup of tea…

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