Two children that were declared missing in Lancaster have been found in Preston.
Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) were called to Preston railway station yesterday at 11.51am following a report that two missing 12-year-olds had been seen on a train.
BTP revealed that the two children had been bought tickets by a "well-meaning member of the public" at Lancaster railway station with an intention to travel to Liverpool.
A spokesman said: "The guard on the train [became] suspicious and alerted us. Officers at Preston detained both as they were missing from care in Cumbria.
A second spokesman added: "Officers located the two children, both 12-years-old, and their carers came to collect them from the station and take them home."