France: A child kidnapped by his father has been found

The French authorities set off an alert mechanism the day after the kidnapping of an eight-year-old boy by his father, who was later found in western France.

The little boy (Dewey) was found unharmed yesterday afternoon in Ploire with his father, who had kidnapped him the day before in Lannion, another town in the same area.

The father was arrested pending investigation, according to what the Public Prosecution Office in Saint-Brieux announced. The father, who does not have the right to see his son alone, kidnapped the boy on Friday.

The widespread and immediate-action alert mechanism, also known as the kidnapping alert, is used in France to help search for a child believed to be kidnapped, and is based on mobilizing the population to find the child and his kidnapper.

This mechanism was launched, in April, after three men kidnapped (Mia), the eight-year-old, in eastern France, and extensive measures in France and at the borders with neighboring countries allowed the girl to be found a few days later.

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