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I am not really sure where to put this.
My husband went to the wood yard he normally goes to near Cussac.

They said that a man in a mask in a white van tried to kidnap one of their kids who luckily just ran in and told his parents.

Obviously if this is correct I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that there is someone in the cussac area doing this and to watch their children a little more than normal.

I hope this helps and is in the right place.
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11 Oct 2010, 10:48
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Hi!

Could this be this you are referring to?

It is unclear what really happened!

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11 Oct 2010, 11:12
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No i believe it was a little boy (he did not disappear) he ran straight into his parents. It was also in the cussac area.
Near Les Trois Cerises.

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jenna31 wrote:
No i believe it was a little boy (he did not disappear) he ran straight into his parents. It was also in the cussac area.
Near Les Trois Cerises.

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nothing like scaring people into thinking bad things it all blown out of context


11 Oct 2010, 13:47
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So you know the full story?

I dont think i am scaring people I have a son and I know i dont think about this sort of thing in France, i just think people should be aware that it may happen. I dont see what the problem is? If i did not mention it and the guy actually did take a child I would never forgive myself. Unfortunately its reality


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You should think about it in France, go into your local Gendarmerie and look at all ther pictures on the wall of missing children.


11 Oct 2010, 14:18
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Exactly - reality check it happens everywhere.
A guy in a mask trying to get a kid in a car, does not seem innocent to me.

Sometimes i feel i should bother on these forum's someone always wants to knock you down with what you are asking for, or talking about.


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Have you told the local gendarmes about this or asked the local gendarmes about the veracity of this tale. Then you would know whether it were true or not.

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You should think about it in France, go into your local Gendarmerie and look at all ther pictures on the wall of missing children.


In fact it's far, far worse here than in the UK, France has always been well known for it.

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pp-chris wrote:
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You should think about it in France, go into your local Gendarmerie and look at all ther pictures on the wall of missing children.


In fact it's far, far worse here than in the UK, France has always been well known for it.

Chris


Certainly read masses of stories in the local papers about strangers abucting children. My wife talks about it being a massive problem when she was a kid.
It might help if the national media took more interest. The UK media seems to go with total coverage, when it happens there. Here, nothing.


11 Oct 2010, 16:35
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MurkyBuckets wrote:
The UK media seems to go with total coverage, when it happens there. Here, nothing.


Not quite true. There are a lot of cases every year in the UK but only a select few get reported. It usually depends on what sort of newsday it is.


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MurkyBuckets wrote:
It might help if the national media took more interest. The UK media seems to go with total coverage, when it happens there. Here, nothing.


I take it you don't really live in France then? There is a mechanism in place that saturates the media with all the information relevant to a confirmed kidnapping and in the last five years they have had a 100% "recovery" rate, usually within 48 hours. The slowest tracking-down of a child and her abductor was earlier this year, but the media campaign was kept up until they found her in Hungary a few days later.

Incidentally, if the OP wants to give a meaningful warning to fellow-members of this forum, wouldn't it be useful to include a little bit more information other than a name that could be no more than a lieu-dit and at best (according to Wikipedia) "may refer to:

* Cussac, Cantal, a French commune in the department of Cantal
* Cussac, Haute-Vienne, a French commune in the department of Haute-Vienne
* Cussac-Fort-Médoc, a French commune in the department of Gironde
* Cussac-sur-Loire, a French commune in the department of Haute-Loire"


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I wish I had not bothered to be honest and have asked Admin to remove the post.
I just thought other parents would be interested and would see where i am coming from for being concerned about our children.
Did not intend to start a huge debate.
Hopefully they will remove as requested.


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NO, admin should not remove the thread, it is important that these events be reported.


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Well I hope they don't. If you have started a "huge debate" surely that is a good thing. It means people are reading the thread and that is what you wanted.


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