A Bridgewater mother and her young son who were reported missing are safe and well in Spain, police have announced
Zivile Jokubonyte, 29, and her two-year-old son left Somerset’s Bridgwater on a flight from Bristol airport to Valencia on 31 August.
The “missing” mother has got in touch with Spanish authorities to confirm her whereabouts, Avon and Somerset Police said.
The police force initially made the appeal as her disappearance was “unexpected” and she had not contacted her mother since 4 September.
Although social worker Nicola Dawson has come forward to warn of the concerns of people being reported missing when in fact they just want to get away from scenerios or start a new life, the Taunton based social worker told Global247news:
“Not everybody is always missing, many people just wish to get away from a situation or start a new life, it doesn’t always mean they are missing, the trouble today is social media, if someone is not seen for a couple of days they get reported as missing, it’s actually getting out of control as well as wasting authourities time and efforts”
“We live in a free world thankfully and we are allowed to travel and re-locate whenever we wish, that’s a great thing for many it doesn’t mean people are missing” she said.
Although in the town of Bridgewater Glenda Watson said: “I’m relieved she is safe and well, her mother seemed concerned, especially with a young child in tow, at least we all know now alls ok”
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