Why is a non teens trip to the smoke made to sound like a great adventure?

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Regulus Sat 24-Jul-21 17:54:56

I was on a thread that I now can't find. So I'm being vague. Why is the BBC making out that it is a great big jolly to disappear to the big smoke in the middle of the night?

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Hellocatshome Sat 24-Jul-21 17:56:12

Because they can give the real reasons behind it.

Regulus Sat 24-Jul-21 17:59:22


Because they can give the real reasons behind it.

So just report that no longer missing? Quick message, not making it sound like an Enid Blyton adventure

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Galassia Sat 24-Jul-21 18:01:43

It’s possible it was a jolly jape. She looked confident in the released photos and there was an 11 year old boy who decided to get on a plane at Manchester and fly to Italy on a whim/adventure.

Of course there may be also be a sinister explanation but we simply do not know at this point.

LubaLuca Sat 24-Jul-21 18:03:48

Perhaps it was just as it's been reported. Child with an adventurous spirit, naive enough to act upon it but savvy enough to fib their way out of being apprehended, terrified parents, child explores sights they'd been desperate to see, police track them down, nee-naw nee-naw all the way back to Bolton.

There may be nothing sinister going on at all. I don't know why the assumption is that there is, but I may have missed the obvious when reading the news report.

Attheheart Sat 24-Jul-21 18:08:37

The original reports suggested that she might have hone to London to persue her dream of running a clothing business. It's possible it was all a big adventure, although I haven't seen the report you're referring to.

What are you assuming must have happened?

DinosaurDiana Sat 24-Jul-21 18:11:02

I took from it that she left to avoid FGM.


TeenMinusTests Sat 24-Jul-21 18:11:33

I think because for the child it was a big adventure.
And no harm done.
So instead of a potential massive tragedy it has ended up with a happy ending and being a bit impressed at her resourcefulness.

Attheheart Sat 24-Jul-21 18:11:52


I took from it that she left to avoid FGM.


Hellocatshome Sat 24-Jul-21 18:12:01

I took from it that she left to avoid FGM

A lot of people on MN did with absolutely no basis whatsoever.

DinosaurDiana Sat 24-Jul-21 18:12:16

Because I did.

LubaLuca Sat 24-Jul-21 18:12:38


I took from it that she left to avoid FGM.

Oh! sad I didn't get a hint of that at all. Where was that reported?

Regulus Sat 24-Jul-21 18:15:09

I didn't assume or suggest anything. I work with life savvy pre teens, a trip this far, at that time of night, at the end of primary, is not a jolly jape nor should it be advertised as such.

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Galassia Sat 24-Jul-21 18:17:18

Anything is possible until the real reason is revealed so yes it could be a jolly jape or something horrible and anything in between.

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