In April, May and June, AMBER Alert Europe shared 13 Child Alerts with the public. Almost all children were recovered safe and sound. For one child, the 5-year-old Samuel Benjamin from Spain, the search still continues.
On May 5th, a French Alerte Enlèvement was issued for a 2-year-old boy from Marseille. Thanks to a crucial tip, the police were led to the hotel where the toddler could be rescued.
In June, two national AMBER Alerts were issued by the Dutch Police. When a 16-year-old boy went missing on June 4th, the Dutch public was asked to be on the lookout for the teenager. The boy was found in good health thanks to a tip from a vigilant citizen, who recognised the boy from the AMBER Alert.
On June 28th, a second Dutch AMBER Alert was issued for a 12-year-old girl from Rotterdam. The Dutch police feared for the girl’s safety as there were indications she was in the company of an English-speaking man. The following day, the teenager was found and the suspect was arrested.