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November 1957

3-day search for missing brothers
   Constable W. Turner told magistrates at Newton-le-Willows Juvenile Court that for three days they searched for two Golborne brothers missing from home.
   But when they were eventually traced the boys told him that during the three days they had been home, the mother had not detained them.
   They appeared before the court as being beyond the control of their parents. They were also charged with forging a family allowance form and wrongfully obtaining 15s.
   Chief Inspector R. Proctor said that it was after the forgery had been discovered that the boys, aged 14 and 10 disappeared. When they were found, they admitted sleeping in a barn at Lowton.
   It was stated that the mother had treatment at a mental hospital for a nervous ailment. The father told the court it was impossible for him to exercise proper control over the boys, because he was a shift worker.
   They were placed in the care of Lancashire County Council.

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