March 18, 2022 2.47 pm

High risk missing girl located in minutes in Boston

Joint agency partnership helped locate the girl

A Boston PCSO helped locate a high risk missing girl with the help of CCTV and a Shop Watch Radio Scheme.

PCSO Nigel Grant was in Boston town centre when a call came in over the radio that a girl had gone missing while out shopping with her mum.

Although PCSO Nigel Grant was not assigned to the incident, he located the girl’s mum and obtained a photo of the girl.

PCSO Nigel shared the photo with CCTV operators who in turn shared the information with Boston’s Shop Watch Scheme and the girl was located within minutes. This happened on March 5.

PCSO Grant said: “Although this was tasked to response officers, I attached myself to the incident and went to look for her. Within minutes of sharing the details of the missing girl with partners, Pescod security radioed through to say that they had found her and had taken her to a local shop.

“The girl’s mum was extremely grateful for our assistance and I was very pleased we managed to locate the girl so quickly.”