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10-year-old girl found alive and well

Published: 19 May 2010 07:08 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 May 2010 07:08 GMT+02:00

The ten-year-old girl who went missing from a playground in Svenljunga in southern Sweden on Friday was found alive and well on Tuesday evening.

The girl is now in the care of the social services after being spotted leaving a shop in Knalleland in Borås shortly after 9pm.

The girl has been interviewed with the help of interpreter, but has not confirmed where she has spent the past four and a half days.

"She told me nothing about where she has been," said Sven Persson at Västra Götaland police.

After the interview, the girl was handed over to the social services in Svenljunga in accordance with the Care of Young Persons Act (LVU).

"The parents will be informed," Sven Persson said.

The girl was apparently alone when she was recognized from media photographs by the shop's staff; nobody has since been arrested in connection with the case.

Around one hundred people, mostly home guard, were engaged in the search on Tuesday, which had been suspended in the afternoon as police believed that the girl was no longer in the area.

The police do not currently suspect any offence in connection with the 10-year-old's disappearance but had previously opened an investigation into suspected kidnapping as a matter of course.

The girl is a member in a family of asylum seekers who received a deportation order last week. The family's expulsion has been postponed as a result of the girl's disappearance.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:19 May 19, 2010 by Hauhr
I smell a rat
09:34 May 19, 2010 by peropaco
Thank goodness...This is a relief for all of us
11:12 May 19, 2010 by benomax
@Hauhr; I smell not only a rat but cat, dog, hen and lots more smaller animals.
12:22 May 19, 2010 by JulieLou40
Yes, I smell a rat also. The family are in on this, for sure. Disgraceful to make a little girl run away so their deportation is delayed. Having said that-obviously I am relieved she has been found safe & well.
12:37 May 19, 2010 by Frobobbles
No, it is not a rat. It is a gypsy family, and the girl was found in her natural element: shoplifting at Willys.
12:40 May 19, 2010 by nic_tester
Disgraceful or not, it is the fault of the swedish government in habitually rewarding such behviour. The swedish government is an accomplish in alot of abuse of this nature.
13:06 May 19, 2010 by Localer
great, now please send them back to their origin immediately !
13:17 May 19, 2010 by Tall swede
Since there is a severe lack of pictures of a happy family reunion, and instead the police kept quiet and social workers taken custody of the girl, my opinion is best described by this video: tinyurl.com/5gsxsx
13:32 May 19, 2010 by Nordic Prince
"The girl is a member in a family of asylum seekers"

!!! East European??? or Colored/Blacks??? or FSU???

Goons will be wondering why I've excluded Arab, Muslims and Somalis. Simply because those people really care a lot about their children especially girls. So it is unlikely to be from them.

BUT, sadly, some of the East European are pimping their own for living.
13:38 May 19, 2010 by Tall swede
The girl is from a serbian gypsy family. The same group that came here after rumors that everyone is entitled house, job and money. the local wrote this: thelocal.se/25374/20100305/ on that case.
15:00 May 19, 2010 by flintis
Certainly a whiff of something fishy. Time to close the doors
15:45 May 19, 2010 by Proud-Muslim
We live only two days, lets enjoy this and love one another, help those who wants to live a better than saying things which is against humanity .

over millions Swedes moved to USA to live better life. imagine if USA close doors on them and wikings...

One day you should help me another day I help you. everyday Allah test us and those with good deeds for sure would be rewarded :) avoid being racists.

You never know if water goes up and all European become immigrants .

One mountain'head was opened and its ash stopped all your traffics. learn from these sign and become more friendly .

Do not be like Nazis so that after 50 years they catch you and send you back to jail.
16:13 May 19, 2010 by nic_tester
And do not be like the muslims who attacked the very foundation of the peaceful liberal democracy in uppsala the other day.
16:24 May 19, 2010 by Nordic Prince
Be like Sami people who are known by their great kindness and wonderful hospitality.
17:55 May 19, 2010 by Swedesmith
Dear Proud Muslim: very noble sentiments. Can you please supply the athorities with your address so that the family of asylum seekers can move into your house?
01:03 May 20, 2010 by saab
Nordic Prince, you make me laugh.

"I've excluded Arab, Muslims and Somalis. Simply because those people really care a lot about their children especially girls. So it is unlikely to be from them."

Have you ever heard of "honor killings"? Bet you have! An Arab Muslim girl holds hands with a boy and she can get stoned to death.

Tell me, what comedy club is hosting you this week!
20:43 May 20, 2010 by Frances Tait
Amazing how everyone on this blog has judged these people straight away without even considering any other possibilities. What happened to "innocent before proven guilty"? What happened to compassion? And how is it that "all people from X are the same" yet Swedes are somehow not? Or would you like to be typecast as the same as the worst offenders in your society? It seems that racism and intolerance is as rife in Sweden as elsewhere.
21:07 May 21, 2010 by nic_tester
http://politisktinkorrekt.info/2010/05/21/den-zigenska-flickan-klaudijas-%E2%80%9Dforsvinnande%E2%80%9D/
10:49 June 27, 2010 by DamnImmigrant
@saab - "Nordic Prince, you make me laugh.

"I've excluded Arab, Muslims and Somalis. Simply because those people really care a lot about their children especially girls. So it is unlikely to be from them."

Have you ever heard of "honor killings"? Bet you have! An Arab Muslim girl holds hands with a boy and she can get stoned to death."

I know she was not BUT she COULD have been moslum and was just spending time with her new husband before the rest of the family got the boot.
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