Teenage friends found "safe and well" after running away from home in Chorley

Three children who went missing from a village near Chorley have been found "safe and well", say police.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:08 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:18 am

An urgent search was launched after teenage friends Leona Derbyshire, 14, Matej Bulander, 14, and Allyx Queen, 16, disappeared from Withnell Fold on Tuesday evening (April 20).

Lancashire Police said the children were believed to have run away together and a public appeal was issued to help find them.

But this morning, it has been confirmed that all three children have been found "safe and well". Police did not say where the children were found.

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Friends Leona Derbyshire, 14, Matej Bulander, 14, and Allyx Queen, 16, disappeared from Withnell Fold on Tuesday evening (April 20), but have since been found "safe and well". Pic: Lancashire Police

The force has thanked everyone who shared its appeal.