According to Manchester Police, Alex Paty, now a teenager, was found by a delivery driver while walking on a rainy night in the French town of Reville. His mother and grandfather are wanted in connection with his disappearance.
A 17-year-old English boy who went missing in Spain in 2017 has been found.
according to Manchester PoliceAlex Batty, originally from Oldham, disappeared while on holiday with his mother and grandfather.
Now, six years later, Patty is safe after being found in the French town of Reville, east of Toulouse, France on Wednesday morning.
Patty was only 11 years old when he disappeared and was later reported missing.
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According to law enforcement, Patty was taken to the police station by a concerned driver who saw him walking along the road in the rain. Paty said he had been in France for two years, according to police He told the BBC It resembles the last known photo of him.
Back in 2019, Patty’s grandmother and legal guardian, Susan Caruana, He told the BBC She believes that Paty’s mother, Melanie Baty, and his grandfather, David Baty, took him to live with him in a spiritual community in Morocco.
She said they were looking for an alternative lifestyle and did not want Patty to go to school.
Caruana said ROld Times of London newspaper She talked to Alex and “it’s definitely him.” She added: “I was talking to a boy when he was with us, and now I’m talking to a man. It’s absolutely unbelievable when you don’t know if someone is alive or dead.”
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Per the BBC, a local journalist in France said Paty was carrying a backpack and a skateboard when the delivery driver picked him up, and he feels sorry for him.
“They spent three hours together in the car, and the boy told his story,” Remi Buhagiar said No depeche Newspaper he told the outlet.
“He said he was living in an itinerant community. He was not under any coercion but he said he found his mother a bit strange and decided he didn’t want that kind of life, and he wanted to put an end to it.” “His own path, and that’s why he decided to leave.”
Patty also claimed that he had been walking for several days when the delivery driver picked him up.
According to the reporter, Patty asked the driver if he could borrow his phone to send a message to his grandmother on Facebook to let her know that he was fine and that he wanted to see her.
Paty is currently under the care of social services, with the BBC reporting that British police have been contacted through the embassy in Paris.