A desperate police search was launched for a missing dad and his two young children who vanished on the way to nursery more than 24 hours ago. Robert Roche, 36, had not been since leaving the family home with his three-year-old son, Joey, and 18-month-old daughter, Betsy, yesterday morning.
Officers launched a search for the trio, who had set off from their home in Hove, East Sussex, at 9am to go to the day nursery. Detectives were said to be “very concerned” for their welfare. Family members had raised the alarm and called police when Robert failed to return home from the nursery in nearby Holland Road at 5.30pm yesterday.
Robert was said to have been pushing daughter Betsy in a distinctive black ‘Buggaboo monkey stroller” buggy with a pink hood. However, later today, Robert, Joey and Betsy were discovered “safe” in Brighton, Sussex Police said via Twitter.