The 34-year-old Dutch-Moroccan man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Dutch teens Sam Bruijs and Femke Lucas, was released on Monday, AD reports based on reports in Portuguese media.
Femka Lucas and Sam Bruijs, missing from Bergen op Zoom since Tuesday, were found in Albufeira, Portugal on Saturday. They were with a 34-year-old Dutch-Moroccan man who lives in the Portuguese city, according to local media. He was arrested.
Omroep Brabant reports that the 16-year-old girls were found thanks to a tip from another Duttch man in Albufeira. He spotted the girls with the Moroccan-Dutch man on Friday night and called the police. The Dutch Prosecutor issued an European arrest warrant for the man based on the witness' description.
The fathers of missing Dutch teens Femke Lucas and Sam Bruijs are in Spain helping the local authorties look for their daughters. There are now indications that the two 16-year-old girls are no longer in Malaga, but in Marbella, some 60 km away, Omroep Brabant reports based on information from a spokesperson for the famiies.
The Dutch government must do more to find missing migrant children. These cases of missing children must be investigated thoroughly and action must be taken to prevent kids from this vulnerable group disappearing, according to interest group Defense for Children
From Friday Amber Alerts will show up on Dutch Facebook users' timelines immediately after the alert has been issued. This means that the Alert, which is usually issued to find missing children, will reach millions of extra people, NOS reports.
The rescue brigade and police are launching their beach campaign to prevent children from getting lost during the holidays in Scheveningen today - the International Day for the Missing Child.