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Lost in London, Bandra teen Emaan Shah, found in Scotland

Priyanka Vora, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 21, 2013
First Published: 09:37 IST(21/6/2013) | Last Updated: 10:05 IST(21/6/2013)

Bandra resident Emaan Shah, 17, who was reported missing under mysterious circumstances from London last week, was found in Perthshire in Scotland on Thursday. Shah had gone missing on June 10, the day her family was supposed to leave London for Mumbai after a twoweek vacation.

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It is still unclear how and why Shah landed up in Scotland, which is about seven-and-a-half hours away from Oxford Street in London, where she was last seen. The London police force had described her disappearance as completely out of character.

Shah’s parents, Tanvir and Kulsum, had stayed back in London with her younger siblings after she disappeared. Despite repeated attempts, they could not be contacted on Thursday.

“She is safe. From the preliminary report, it seems that she travelled to Scotland,” said an officer from the press bureau of the Metropolitan Police Services (MPS), London, adding that Shah was not abducted or kidnapped.

Michelle Elkins, news branch, directorate of media and communication, MPS, told HT in an email reply that investigating officers from MPS are talking to the police in Scotland.

A student of Sathaye College in Vile Parle, Shah disappeared around 2pm while she was shopping with her family.

The MPS then contacted the principal of Sathaye College, seeking more information about the teenager.

College officials had emailed documents, including electricity bill and identity proofs to the London Police. A bright student, Shah had not appeared for her Class 11 science exam and had, hence, failed.

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