Missing baby Daniel John Minton found safe and well with his family after police search with drone unit
- Credit: Ian Burt
An eight-month-old baby who had gone missing with his parents from the Swaffham area has been found safe and well, after a police search which lasted several months and involved the new drone unit.
Daniel John Minton and his parents, Daniel Minton Snr and Tory Smith were last seen on Friday, April 21 in the Orford Road area of the town.
The couple are thought to have taken Daniel following a family court hearing which ruled they posed 'a risk of harm' to the boy.
Police considered Minton Snr and Smith to be committing an offence of taking/keeping a child away from a responsible person.
Daniel Minton Snr was also wanted on recall to prison, having breached the terms of his licence.
You may also want to watch:
Following intelligence, officers, including the drone unit, were led to an address in the Wisbech area, where the family were found.
As a result, both parents have been arrested and taken to King's Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
- 1 Families criticise ‘crazy queues’ at bank holiday funfair attraction
- 2 School year group and bus passengers told to isolate after Covid case
- 3 Tributes to 'brilliant man' devoted to helping Norwich homeless
- 4 See inside abandoned hotel with swimming pool as it goes up for auction
- 5 Power cuts affect hundreds of homes as high winds hit Norfolk
- 6 Huge fire in scrapyard sees 11 fire engines descend on village
- 7 Council looking into reports of rats at nature reserve
- 8 Motorbike ride out in memory of stab victim who was 'one in a million'
- 9 'Detentions for not smiling': Ex-Norfolk head under fire in new role
- 10 Trees down and power cuts as winds batter Norfolk
The child has been taken into protective custody and officers will be liaising with Children's Services to provide ongoing care.
Norfolk police said they would like to thank the media for their assistance in publicising this appeal.
We have reported how Norfolk police has recently started using two drones, one costing £1,500 and the other £850 to help investigate rural crime, monitor demonstrations and search for missing people.