Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Abducted Child Has Hair Cut


Great Yarmouth Mercury [UK]
26 May 2009

Supermarket quashes abduction rumour

A supermarket chain has quashed rumours that have caused concern among parents in Great Yarmouth that a missing girl was found in the store with her hair cut.

The Mercury was contacted by a reader this week who said he understood a two-year-old girl reported missing in the Tesco store on Pasteur Road last week was found with two men after a search.

Her hair had been cut and her clothing had been changed. [...]


The Herald [Plymouth, UK]
2 June 2009

Shopping centre hits out at urban legend

FALSE rumours about a child being kidnapped in the city's Drake Circus mall have led its management to issue a statement reassuring shoppers.

The urban legend centres on the terrifying story of a young girl being abducted while in a large store, her hair cut and dyed and her clothes changed to disguise her as a boy, before she is then smuggled out of the premises past unsuspecting security guards and police. [...]