Stonyhurst teen runaways safe on paradise island

Stonyhurst teen runaways safe on paradise island

Indira

Edward

Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic

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A RUNAWAY couple who fled to the Caribbean from Stonyhurst College are believed to be safe and well, police said.

Lancashire Police said they had traced the sixth form students to the Dominican Republic and were working closely with the families to trace their exact location.

The Foreign Office confirmed they were providing consulate assistance to the families.

Edward Bunyan and Indira Gainiyeva, both 16, left the 400-year-old college at around 3am on Monday in a taxi before boarding a plane at Manchester Airport.

A full review of the security at the college will be undertaken after Edward, who has dual British and Spanish citizenship, and Indira, who is from Kazakhstan, left during the night.

Matthew Mostyn, second master at Stonyhurst College, said: “It has been a very difficult time for the school but the families in particular.

“They are deeply concerned for their children and the police are working with them closely.

“They were discovered missing when they didn’t turn up for registration on Monday morning and a full search of the buildingswas conducted.

“A further of search of the grounds was conducted and the police were informed.

“The students reacted with predicable excitement to the news but after the novelty of it wore off, they have become concerned about their friends.

“It’s quite difficult to leave the college at night without anyone seeing you and that will be looked in to.

“A full investigation will be carried out into our security system after the students have been found safe and well.

“We have an excellent and reliable security system here at Stonyhurst but it is designed to keep intruders out and not students in. The good news is that the police seem to making good progress and we are hopeful that there will be a happy ending to this.”

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the media reports and are looking into them. We are providing consulate assistance to the family.”

According to Edward’s Facebook page, he attended St Michael’s University School, a private boarding school, in Canada from 2007 to 2010 before joining Stonyhurst. Previously, he was schooled at Colegio Montecalpe in Spain.

He has also attended Sotogrande International School in Spain in his hometown.

His Facebook page also states that he has lived in Madeira, Toronto in Canada and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.

Indira, originally from Kazakhstan, previously attended Ovingdean Hall International Language School in Brighton.

Her Facebook page states she can speak Russian, Kazakh, Tatar and Spanish.

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12:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mavrick says...

What is the problem, they are both 16+ they have not broken any law. yes tell the parents but that is the end of the matter.
What is the problem, they are both 16+ they have not broken any law. yes tell the parents but that is the end of the matter. mavrick
  • Score: 6

12:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Pan-cake says...

"His Facebook page also states that he has lived in Madeira in Portugal, Toronto in Canada and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire."
I think perhaps the LT reporters would benefit from a term or two at Stonyhurst, to improve their geography and their written English. Maderia is an island - you live on it, not in it.
"His Facebook page also states that he has lived in Madeira in Portugal, Toronto in Canada and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire." I think perhaps the LT reporters would benefit from a term or two at Stonyhurst, to improve their geography and their written English. Maderia is an island - you live on it, not in it. Pan-cake
  • Score: 6

1:01pm Thu 16 Jan 14

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

Who cares?
Who cares? You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 10

4:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

lcjfm03 says...

Pan-cake wrote:
"His Facebook page also states that he has lived in Madeira in Portugal, Toronto in Canada and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire."
I think perhaps the LT reporters would benefit from a term or two at Stonyhurst, to improve their geography and their written English. Maderia is an island - you live on it, not in it.
Where is an island, Maderia? I think you'll find it's Madeira. Agree LT reports are very poor, but don't think you should lecture!
[quote][p][bold]Pan-cake[/bold] wrote: "His Facebook page also states that he has lived in Madeira in Portugal, Toronto in Canada and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire." I think perhaps the LT reporters would benefit from a term or two at Stonyhurst, to improve their geography and their written English. Maderia is an island - you live on it, not in it.[/p][/quote]Where is an island, Maderia? I think you'll find it's Madeira. Agree LT reports are very poor, but don't think you should lecture! lcjfm03
  • Score: 8

4:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Pan-cake wrote:
"His Facebook page also states that he has lived in Madeira in Portugal, Toronto in Canada and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.So we cant say we live in Britain?? but we live on it!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Pan-cake[/bold] wrote: "His Facebook page also states that he has lived in Madeira in Portugal, Toronto in Canada and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.So we cant say we live in Britain?? but we live on it!!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 3

5:12pm Thu 16 Jan 14

onsidecobra says...

Spoilt brats go to the Caribbean, leave them there we already have enough in this country.
Spoilt brats go to the Caribbean, leave them there we already have enough in this country. onsidecobra
  • Score: -4

5:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mys says...

Glad there safe,leave them alone to enjoy there holiday,there obviously sencible enough to look after themselves, I would hope so with there education ha ha says it all(private education doesn't make you any better than anyone else)they need a good slap bottom and sent to bed lol
Glad there safe,leave them alone to enjoy there holiday,there obviously sencible enough to look after themselves, I would hope so with there education ha ha says it all(private education doesn't make you any better than anyone else)they need a good slap bottom and sent to bed lol mys
  • Score: -6

8:35pm Thu 16 Jan 14

GrindletonBob says...

Great profile shot - sparking up!
Great profile shot - sparking up! GrindletonBob
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Paul The Octopus Lives! says...

mys wrote:
Glad there safe,leave them alone to enjoy there holiday,there obviously sencible enough to look after themselves, I would hope so with there education ha ha says it all(private education doesn't make you any better than anyone else)they need a good slap bottom and sent to bed lol
They may not be better than anyone else but they can probably spell!
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: Glad there safe,leave them alone to enjoy there holiday,there obviously sencible enough to look after themselves, I would hope so with there education ha ha says it all(private education doesn't make you any better than anyone else)they need a good slap bottom and sent to bed lol[/p][/quote]They may not be better than anyone else but they can probably spell! Paul The Octopus Lives!
  • Score: 4

11:45am Fri 17 Jan 14

s4awx123 says...

Who cares!
Who cares! s4awx123
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

leyton says...

jeez why would anyone want to run away with her urrrrrrrrrrrr
jeez why would anyone want to run away with her urrrrrrrrrrrr leyton
  • Score: 2

2:52pm Fri 17 Jan 14

woolywords says...

leyton wrote:
jeez why would anyone want to run away with her urrrrrrrrrrrr
The report did suggest that it was dark at the time..
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: jeez why would anyone want to run away with her urrrrrrrrrrrr[/p][/quote]The report did suggest that it was dark at the time.. woolywords
  • Score: 1

2:54pm Fri 17 Jan 14

woolywords says...

GrindletonBob wrote:
Great profile shot - sparking up!
Yeah but, it was an E-cig!
[quote][p][bold]GrindletonBob[/bold] wrote: Great profile shot - sparking up![/p][/quote]Yeah but, it was an E-cig! woolywords
  • Score: -1

3:32pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Just an observer says...

Police have been searching beaches and hotels for the teenagers who ran away from their British boarding school four days ago.

However, Indira Gainiyeva, who turns 17 on Friday, and Edward Bunyan, 16, have so far eluded police, though they are believed to be staying in the coastal town of Puerto Plata.
Police have been searching beaches and hotels for the teenagers who ran away from their British boarding school four days ago. However, Indira Gainiyeva, who turns 17 on Friday, and Edward Bunyan, 16, have so far eluded police, though they are believed to be staying in the coastal town of Puerto Plata. Just an observer
  • Score: 0

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