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Missing Louth children found safe and well in Co Down

The Eaton children – Chloe, Jessica, Jon and Megan – are found safe in a house in Newcastle; two adults are arrested.

GARDAÍ HAVE CONFIRMED that the four Louth children who had gone missing from their home in Co Louth on Thursday have been found safe and well in Northern Ireland.

The Eaton children – Chloe (12), Jessica (10), Jon (5) and Megan (1) – were located safe and well in Newcastle, Co Down – around 50 miles from where they were taken – at about 1pm this afternoon.

A 30-year-old man, and a woman, have been arrested and are assisting the Police Service of Northern Ireland with their enquiries.

Gardaí had previously said the children were in the company of Steven Appleton, 30, and another woman.

Officers on both sides of the border extended their thanks to the public and media for their assistance, describing their cooperation as “invaluable” in bringing the search to a satisfactory conclusion.

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