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Massive search in Mönchengladbach: Missing six-year-old wanted to visit his granny's grave

Massive search in Mönchengladbach : Missing six-year-old wanted to visit his granny's grave

Because a boy in Mönchengladbach did not come home after school the police initiated a large search operation. But it finally came to a good end after many hours - and 30 kilometers away.

A six-year-old boy travelled alone by bus and train from Mönchengladbach to Düsseldorf to visit his grandmother's grave. He was discovered at a bus stop on Monday evening after his return to Mönchengladbach, the police reported. The boy was in good health.

He had not returned from school before and had thus triggered a major search operation by the police with a sniffer dog and helicopter. A tip from a witness then led the investigators to the conclusion that the boy had travelled to Düsseldorf, a good 30 kilometers away. The family had previously lived there.

(Original text: ga, Translation: Mareike Graepel)