Missing Scouts May Have Fled Country


KRISTIANSTAD, Sweden, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Police say 12 young people from Sierra Leone who disappeared from the World Scout Jamboree in Rinkaby, Sweden, may have fled to Denmark.

In a news conference Saturday, police officials said they were looking into whether a crime was committed; however, they said they believe the scouts left the country of their own volition after one returned to the jamboree, The Local reported.

The missing African youths caused alarm at the jamboree when they could not be found Saturday, although all their belongings were still on site.

“Someone has talked to them and they said they would get back home to Sierra Leone,” said Jens Nygren, a Kristianstad police commander.

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