Best practice: Six-month-old Dutch baby found thanks to cross-border AMBER Alert

On Monday, February 26th, the Dutch police issued a national AMBER Alert for a 6-month-old girl from Eersel, the Netherlands. The child, who was placed in foster care, was violently taken by her biological parents. Because police feared they had crossed the border, the alert was also shared with police and citizens in Belgium and Germany. A vigilant citizen saw the AMBER Alert, which led to the quick recovery of the girl in a German town near the Netherlands. The baby was found in good health.

Successfully recovered

AMBER Alert Europe’s Police Expert Network on Missing Children and all AMBER Alert partners in Germany were immediately informed about the case. The AMBER Alert led to dozens of valuable tips. One of these tips ultimately led to the baby’s retrieval in a German vacation resort in Bad Bentheim near the Dutch border.

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