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Mum on run with 5 girls found safe; SEARCH.

Byline: By JEREMY ARMSTRONG

A MUM who went on the run with her five daughters was discovered safe and well in Germany yesterday.

Natalie Bracht, 33, fled her home in Sunderland on May 17 this year, four days before her children were due to be taken into care.

Natalie and her children were detained by police at a bus station, on their way to Turkey.

Police said: "Natalie and all five of the girls were found safe and well in Munich. The children are now in the care of the German authorities."

DCI Ian Bentham, who led the search for Natalie, said: "I am happy that the girls have been found safe."

Her father John Brown, who lives in Germany, said: "I wept and thanked God for keeping her alive and the children safe."

Her estranged husband Dietrich - father of the three youngest - will now seek permission for them to live with him in Germany.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 25, 2008
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