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Help Please - Niece arrested & bailed - we don't know where she is who can help?

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Clumsymum Fri 28-Mar-14 17:08:15

This is a long story - please don't judge cos we don't know what it's about yet either - and we can't find out ...

Niece has had very little contact with any of us (her mum & dad and all the rest of our family) for some time. Recently re-started contact, is in financial - emotional mess. There is lot's more happening I don't want to go into details here, there are small children involved.

Yesterday we learned that she was to be kept in custody last night, but we don't know why. She was released this afternoon, but police don't know whether anyone came to collect her, whether she was on her own, or where she was going. She isn't answering her phone.

My sis (her mum) is frantic - Niece's Social worker who made contact with my sis last week isn't returning phone calls (been trying to reach her all day), nobody seems interested - but we are worried she might do something drastic.

How do we find out why she was kept in custody. How do we get help with finding her?

I've told sis to ring a family solicitor, see if he can get any sense from police /SS .
Can anyone with experience give us any help at all !!???

exexpat Fri 28-Mar-14 17:14:34

No experience, but how old is she? If she's over 18, I presume that as an adult the police etc are under no obligation to give you any information.

Collection Fri 28-Mar-14 17:19:30

Who has her children? has she been in touch with them?

I agree with exexpat. Not only are police under no obligation to tell, I would think they are obliged not to tell you without her permission. Social worker the same.

It must be very frustrating but try not to take it out on the professionals.

nickymanchester Fri 28-Mar-14 19:55:44

The police will not tell you why she was arrested without her express permission.

As collection said I would presume that she would come for her children at some point and so the best way of finding her would to be wait with her children.

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