Two children missing from a care home found safely in Preston after going missing in Lancaster

Preston railway station
Preston railway station
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Two children that were declared missing in Lancaster have been found in Preston.

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) were called to Preston railway station yesterday at 11.51am following a report that two missing 12-year-olds had been seen on a train.

BTP revealed that the two children had been bought tickets by a "well-meaning member of the public" at Lancaster railway station with an intention to travel to Liverpool.

A spokesman said: "The guard on the train [became] suspicious and alerted us. Officers at Preston detained both as they were missing from care in Cumbria.

A second spokesman added: "Officers located the two children, both 12-years-old, and their carers came to collect them from the station and take them home."