Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kidnapped British boy found safe in Pakistan

The five-year-old British boy kidnapped while on holiday in Pakistan nearly two weeks ago was today found wandering in a field after being released alone at 9am, police said. Sahil Saeed, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, was snatched from a house in the Punjab region of the country on 4 March, after robbers held his family hostage at gunpoint.

The assistant chief constable of Greater Manchester police, Dave Thompson, said Sahil was released by his hostages in Kharian, about 25 miles (40km) from Jhelum, the town in Punjab where he was kidnapped."It's with some delight and considerable relief that Sahil Saeed, from Oldham, was released at 4.10am GMT this morning in Kharian city in Pakistan by his hostage takers," Thompson said.

"The release was made as a result of a phone call made to his family. He was released nearby to a school, alone, wandered into a local field and was found by some local residents who looked after him until such time his family found him with the police. "At this time, I believe he is well, considering the terrible ordeal he would have been through."



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