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Supermarket quashes abduction rumour

PUBLISHED: 15:50 26 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 03 July 2010

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.

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.

A spokesman from Tesco said there was no truth in the rumours adding it was something which had been spread across the country.

The spokesman said similar rumours had been started in Kent, Derby and in Scotland.

It is believed the rumours were started on the internet.


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