Police fear Jane Prior, 60 – whose daughter Kendall Rae Knight appeared on Love Island – has arrested the young girl
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A woman, 60, has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction.
Earlier this afternoon, police launched an urgent search for the Love Island star’s mother, Kendall Rae Knight, after she went missing with an eight-year-old girl.
Darcy Shea went missing from her primary school in Blackpool at 9am this morning – and has now been found safe and healthy.
Police said: “In addition to our earlier appeals, Darcy, missing from Blackpool, was found safe and well at the resort this afternoon (Friday, May 27).
“A 60-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and is being held.
“Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal.”
Police had previously issued an appeal, telling the public they were concerned 60-year-old Jane Prior – whose daughter Kendall appeared on Love Island – had married the young woman.
Supt Becky Smith, of Lancashire Police, said earlier this afternoon: “While there is no suggestion that Darcy is at any immediate risk, we are increasingly concerned with her welfare. as time goes by.
“Jane Prior and Darcy know each other but Jane is not allowed to take her out of school and we need to find them both as soon as possible.
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“I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious at the school this morning or who saw Darcy with an elderly woman to get in touch immediately.”
Jane’s daughter Kendall appeared on the ITV2 dating show in 2018.
Although she entered the final round of Miss England, she was the first girl to be “stoned” by her colleague Adam Collard from the villa.
The 30-year-old former retail executive from Blackpool is now a full-time influencer with 797k followers on Instagram.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-woman-60-arrested-child-27085329 Woman, 60, arrested for 'kidnapping' after hunting down Love Island star's mother