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Missing 6-year-old found 'tired but well' by police

The Local · 29 Aug 2012, 13:45

Published: 29 Aug 2012 13:45 GMT+02:00

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“She has been found. She feels good. She was a little dirty, but she didn’t answer when I asked in Somali how she felt,” said Sudan, a man who was present when the girl was handed over to police by the family that found her, to Sveriges Radio (SR).

The girl, Kalif Bushra, was found around midday walking along a path two kilometres outside Gislaved, and was immediately driven to the local police station.

Police are still eager to speak with the girl to find out more about the circumstances of her disappearance.

"But it takes a little time. She's only six, so we're taking it slowly," said Jan Lagerqvist of the local police to the TT news agency.

Furthermore, the girl does not speak Swedish - only German and a bit of Somali.

The girl was taken to a doctor soon after she was found, accompanied by her mother.

Details remain sketchy about the girls disappearance, and indeed about how she spent the rainy night in Gislaved.

The six-year-old was last seen playing in a school park at 1pm on Tuesday, and police were alerted around 5pm, launching a search party that worked throughout the night and morning.

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The girl is originally from Somalia but lives in Germany, and was visiting relatives in in Gislaved with her mother and sibling.

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Your comments about this article

15:28 August 29, 2012 by Rishonim
Thank goodness.
16:36 August 29, 2012 by expatjourno
Whew! That was worrying.
23:14 August 29, 2012 by truthworthy
23:17 August 29, 2012 by calebian22
Thank the police, not Allah.
08:37 August 30, 2012 by JulieLou40
There's definitely more to this than meets the eye...
12:33 August 30, 2012 by procrustes

Where are all the posts from those who love to trash Sweden's police? I have said and will continue to point out that despite the failings so vociferously pointed out by trolls, Sweden has an excellent and professional police force.

If there be molestation involved, please oh please keep her away from zealots who will tell her, treat her as a victim, as a damaged person. As awful as the physical outrages perpetrated on children are, self-righteous idiots pushing universal victimhood of women do terrible damage that prevents emotional healing.
03:13 August 31, 2012 by Lotus2035
I was thinking about this little girl tonight wondering if she was ok. Thankfully she is. Praise be to the Swedish police.
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