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Second quarter of 2019: multiple child alerts in Europe had successful ending

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.