Missing Stonyhurst College students flee to the Caribbean

Missing Stonyhurst College students flee to the Caribbean

Missing Stonyhurst College students flee to the Caribbean

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A TEENAGE couple, who have gone missing from school, have jetted off to the Caribbean.

The two 16-year-olds left Stonyhurst College in the early hours of the morning in a taxi before getting on to a plane at Manchester Airport.

The teenagers, both boarding school students, have escaped to the Dominican Republic, police said.

The pair were last seen leaving the 400-year-old college in the Ribble Valley at 3am on Monday and boarded a flight later that day.

Edward Bunyan, 16, who is believed to hold dual British and Spanish citizenship, has travelled to the Caribbean with his girlfriend, Indira, also 16, who police have described as a foreign national.

Stonyhurst College told police at 3.30pm on Monday that two sixth form students were missing after making their own inquiries.

A police spokesman said: “We believe that the two students are travelling together.

“They got a taxi from Stonyhurst College at 3am on Monday and were last seen at Manchester Airport.

“We believe that we know their location and we are currently working with foreign police services to track them down.

“We are making inquiries at the moment to find out their exact location.

“We are concerned about their safety due to their age and the fact that they are travelling together without any adults.

“We have informed the families and we are keeping them fully up to date.”

There were several flights to Puerto Plata and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic on Monday from Manchester.

Fellow pupils took to social media to find news of their friends.

Within hours of the news of their disappearance, students on Twitter quickly started trending the hashtag ‘Where's Bunyan’.

Fellow pupil and Twitter user @HanFogden described Indira as ‘a quiet girl’.

A spokeswoman from Stonyhurst College said: “Two of our sixth formers left the college during the course of Monday morning.

“We have been working with their families and the police, who believe they may now have traced their location.

“We await further news from the police authorities.”

Stonyhurst College was founded in 1593 and is a Roman Catholic co-educational boarding and day school near Clitheroe.

The school received an outstanding inspection report in April 2010 from Ofsted.

It caters for more than 400 students aged between 13 and 18. Full boarding fees at Stonyhurst College for this academic year are £29,439 or £9,813 per term.

Weekly boarding fees for the year are £24,534 or £8,178 per term.

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9:28am Wed 15 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

AND????
AND???? You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 7

10:13am Wed 15 Jan 14

mastergx says...

Brilliant, just goes to show how Public Schools broaden your horizons. State school kids would have run off to Blackpool.
Brilliant, just goes to show how Public Schools broaden your horizons. State school kids would have run off to Blackpool. mastergx
  • Score: 44

12:11pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Just an observer says...

Wanted a beach romance perhaps????
Wanted a beach romance perhaps???? Just an observer
  • Score: 2

12:33pm Wed 15 Jan 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

mastergx wrote:
Brilliant, just goes to show how Public Schools broaden your horizons. State school kids would have run off to Blackpool.
state run school kids couldn't afford the bus fare to Blackpool
[quote][p][bold]mastergx[/bold] wrote: Brilliant, just goes to show how Public Schools broaden your horizons. State school kids would have run off to Blackpool.[/p][/quote]state run school kids couldn't afford the bus fare to Blackpool ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 17

4:12pm Wed 15 Jan 14

mavrick says...

If they are both 16 are they not classed as adults. I don't believe any law has been broken.
If they are both 16 are they not classed as adults. I don't believe any law has been broken. mavrick
  • Score: 7

5:32pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Good luck to them I say, only thing that puzzles me is, I did know you could board a plane at 16 without an adult.
Good luck to them I say, only thing that puzzles me is, I did know you could board a plane at 16 without an adult. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 5

5:37pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Oh and please contact some one and tell them that you are safe, then have fun cause your going to get a right bollocking when you get home :p
Oh and please contact some one and tell them that you are safe, then have fun cause your going to get a right bollocking when you get home :p Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 6

7:02pm Wed 15 Jan 14

ghost of sceptic says...

mastergx wrote:
Brilliant, just goes to show how Public Schools broaden your horizons. State school kids would have run off to Blackpool.
State school kids would just about be able to afford a bus fare, these 2 had enough to escape to the Dominican. How the other half live. If they have any sense they wont come back. Good look on your escape from slum dog Britain.
[quote][p][bold]mastergx[/bold] wrote: Brilliant, just goes to show how Public Schools broaden your horizons. State school kids would have run off to Blackpool.[/p][/quote]State school kids would just about be able to afford a bus fare, these 2 had enough to escape to the Dominican. How the other half live. If they have any sense they wont come back. Good look on your escape from slum dog Britain. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Good call says...

Good on them for escaping this hellhole of a country.
Good on them for escaping this hellhole of a country. Good call
  • Score: 1

3:07am Thu 16 Jan 14

Lancs Away says...

Little monkeys, when the parents are spending that much on an education, all they want is to be along and together, hope they are safe but have fun, I bet there are many "older ones" that wish they could have done that....
Little monkeys, when the parents are spending that much on an education, all they want is to be along and together, hope they are safe but have fun, I bet there are many "older ones" that wish they could have done that.... Lancs Away
  • Score: 2

3:08am Thu 16 Jan 14

Lancs Away says...

**should have said alone - not along...but nevertheless away from 4,000 hole in Lancashire....
**should have said alone - not along...but nevertheless away from 4,000 hole in Lancashire.... Lancs Away
  • Score: -1

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