Three-year-old and her dad found in Didcot area say police.

UPDATE: Worcester toddler found safe and well

Three-year-old Tanith Powell who was found safe and well today.

Tanith and her father Ewan Powell who were last heard from on Monday.

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A THREE-year-old girl missing from Worcester along with her father have been found safe and well, police have said.

Thames Valley Police this evening confirmed Tanith Powell and her dad Ewan Powell were found in the Didcot area of Oxfordshire earlier today.

The statement thanked the public and media for their assistance.

Mr Powell, aged 42, of Benson, Oxfordshire and his daughter Tanith Powell had not been seen since Saturday morning when he picked the toddler up from her Worcester home.

Since the missing person appeal was launched yesterday, there had been unconfirmed sightings of Tanith and her father.

Contact was last made with Mr Powell on Monday but the pair had not been heard from since.

Thames Valley Police led the search, and were said to be working with officers from West Mercia but also with colleagues and neighbours of Mr Powell to find them.

Officers say Mr Powell’s home in Benson had recently been vacated.

Earlier today, Chief Insp Elaine Axe, from Thames Valley Police, said there was nothing to suggest either of them had been harmed in any way.

She said: “There is no evidence to suggest they have come to any harm. Although this was a pre-arranged visit, we would like to see Mr Powell and his daughter to ensure they are safe.”

Police added the disappearance was “out of character” for Mr Powell.

* A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the pair's disappearance.

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3:13pm Thu 29 May 14

willing says...

What an underhand way to treat a father and his daughter...and an underhand way for the Worcester News to treat its readers.

When this report appeared yesterday, the police stated they wanted to ensure the man and his daughter were safe, when in truth, they wanted to return his daughter to her mother, and arrest the father.

In today's report, we are told the pair have been found safe and well...oh, nd a 42 year old man has been arrested. That wouldn't be the father by any chance?

As so-called 'family' courts have routinely ensured mothers have custody of children, whilst fathers become excluded from the lives of their children, how can we be surprised that sometimes fathers keep their children with them, albeit or a very limited time?

Honest reporting please Worcester News, and a little honesty from the police would help too, at least while fathers' rights are routinely ignored in favour of the rights of mothers.
What an underhand way to treat a father and his daughter...and an underhand way for the Worcester News to treat its readers. When this report appeared yesterday, the police stated they wanted to ensure the man and his daughter were safe, when in truth, they wanted to return his daughter to her mother, and arrest the father. In today's report, we are told the pair have been found safe and well...oh, nd a 42 year old man has been arrested. That wouldn't be the father by any chance? As so-called 'family' courts have routinely ensured mothers have custody of children, whilst fathers become excluded from the lives of their children, how can we be surprised that sometimes fathers keep their children with them, albeit or a very limited time? Honest reporting please Worcester News, and a little honesty from the police would help too, at least while fathers' rights are routinely ignored in favour of the rights of mothers. willing
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6:15pm Thu 29 May 14

pinkfluff says...

willing wrote:
What an underhand way to treat a father and his daughter...and an underhand way for the Worcester News to treat its readers.

When this report appeared yesterday, the police stated they wanted to ensure the man and his daughter were safe, when in truth, they wanted to return his daughter to her mother, and arrest the father.

In today's report, we are told the pair have been found safe and well...oh, nd a 42 year old man has been arrested. That wouldn't be the father by any chance?

As so-called 'family' courts have routinely ensured mothers have custody of children, whilst fathers become excluded from the lives of their children, how can we be surprised that sometimes fathers keep their children with them, albeit or a very limited time?

Honest reporting please Worcester News, and a little honesty from the police would help too, at least while fathers' rights are routinely ignored in favour of the rights of mothers.
As a feminist I totally agree about the lack of fathers rights. Even taking mother's to court ends up with the father owning a very expensive piece of paper which means nothing. This needs to change because it's not fair on the child or the father.

I am in no way condoning any actions of child abduction, that is not the answer and can cause anxiety for the child.
[quote][p][bold]willing[/bold] wrote: What an underhand way to treat a father and his daughter...and an underhand way for the Worcester News to treat its readers. When this report appeared yesterday, the police stated they wanted to ensure the man and his daughter were safe, when in truth, they wanted to return his daughter to her mother, and arrest the father. In today's report, we are told the pair have been found safe and well...oh, nd a 42 year old man has been arrested. That wouldn't be the father by any chance? As so-called 'family' courts have routinely ensured mothers have custody of children, whilst fathers become excluded from the lives of their children, how can we be surprised that sometimes fathers keep their children with them, albeit or a very limited time? Honest reporting please Worcester News, and a little honesty from the police would help too, at least while fathers' rights are routinely ignored in favour of the rights of mothers.[/p][/quote]As a feminist I totally agree about the lack of fathers rights. Even taking mother's to court ends up with the father owning a very expensive piece of paper which means nothing. This needs to change because it's not fair on the child or the father. I am in no way condoning any actions of child abduction, that is not the answer and can cause anxiety for the child. pinkfluff
  • Score: 6

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