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PCC joins Big Tweet for Missing Children


The Big Tweet for Missing Children

Today Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will join people across the UK in supporting the charity Missing People by taking part in the Big Tweet for Missing Children as part of International Missing Children's Day, Saturday, May 25.

Missing People will tweet an appeal for a missing child every 30 minutes for 24 hours under the hashtag #bigtweet.  Avon and Somerset Police will be supporting this creative digital campaign by retweeting their messages for their followers. 

Stephen Fry, a patron of Missing People said, "A staggering 140,000 children go missing in the UK every year. On International Missing Children's Day (Saturday 25 May), I will once again join the charity Missing People in harnessing the power of Twitter to help find missing children via The Big Tweet for Missing Children. You can take part too, by retweeting the appeals for missing children that the charity will tweet every 30 minutes."

Jo Youle, Missing People Chief Executive said: "This year's Big Tweet will build on previous successes, and a wealth of celebrity support, as the public join the search for missing children across the UK for the third year running.  We're so grateful for the regular support of our 35,000-strong social media community and we hope that we can bring more children home safely."

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "I am proud to support the Big Tweet for Missing Children as part of International Missing Children's Day. It is important that we raise awareness and understanding of missing children – one missing child is too many."

Detective Inspector Gary Stephens from the public protection unit said: "We receive lots of reports of missing children each week and work tirelessly to make sure we bring them home safely.  We are proud to be able to support this event and hope it makes a real difference."

You can find more information at www.missingpeople.org.uk/bigtweet  

Posted on Saturday 25th May 2013
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