The report found there were 4,923 additional episodes where a child was reported as absent.
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Hundreds of 'missing' children at risk in Greater Manchester

Almost 650 children reported missing in Greater Manchester in 2014 were at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or serious harm, a report has suggested.

The study said police received 9,789 reports concerning 3,242 missing under-18s between January and September.

It said some had been reported missing more than once and almost half of the reports were about children in care.

Ed Thomas reports.

  • 29 Oct 2014
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