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Two charged with abducting care children

Two people have been charged with child abduction after two children went missing.

Six-year-old Pinar Boyle and three-year-old Fernando Boyle have been returned to Northern Ireland after they were located in the Republic of Ireland.

Concern had been mounting for the children who were under the care of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT).

They were last seen with their mother, Elizabeth Boyle (35), during an arranged meeting at Newry's Cheeky Monkeys Play Centre, Sheepsbridge, on Thursday afternoon.

Last night, a 35-year-old woman was also charged with child abduction to appear at Newry Magistrates Court.

Police have also charged a 48-year-old man with child abduction.

Police appealed for information after the children were not returned to the care of the Social Care Trust on Thursday, saying it was believed they were with their mother and the case was being treated as a parental abduction.

They issued a direct appeal to Elizabeth Boyle to contact them immediately.

On Friday night they confirmed that the two children had been located safe and well in the Republic of Ireland and were being transferred to Northern Ireland.

Jackie Patterson, independent councillor for Newry, said the incident had sparked concern across the area.

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