Wellington 'Kidnap' Alert Was Parents Picking Up Drunk Daughter
31 October 2016, 14:59 | Updated: 31 October 2016, 15:19
Police say an alert sparked by reports of two teenage girls being forced into a car in Shropshire was parents taken their daughter home.
West Mercia Police launched an urgent public appeal for information after a member of the public reported an incident in the early hours of Sunday.
But after a widely publicised online appeal, a parent of one of the teenagers contacted police explaining what had happened in Glebe Street, Wellington, Shropshire.
Detective Sergeant Craig Smith said: "This was a very concerning set of circumstances and we were very keen to ensure the safety of the two girls.
"One of the calls received was from the parent of one of the girls who confirmed that she and her husband were in the car.
"They had gone out to pick up their daughter from Glebe Street after receiving a call from the other girl to say their daughter had had too much to drink and needed to be taken home.
"We have been out to speak to the parents and both the girls and we are satisfied with their accounts and that they were not hurt or in danger in any way.''
He added: "We believe the initial report was made in good faith and would like to thank the caller for their concern.''