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Missing British boy Alex Batty present in France six years after he was ‘abducted’

Teenager Alex Batty says he lied over his escape from France to guard his mom and grandfather – as he additionally revealed extra on being reunited together with his grandmother.

The 17-year-old made headlines internationally when he was found strolling on an remoted street in Toulouse, six years after being reported lacking whereas on vacation together with his mom, Melanie Batty, and grandfather, David Batty.

He initially stated he had been mountain climbing for 4 days earlier than being discovered.

But now in an interview with The Sun, he’s revealed he made the story as much as shield his mom and father from being caught by police. He stated: “I didn’t get lost. I knew exactly where I was going.”

The teenager additionally stated he’d wished to return house ot his grandmother, Susan Caruana, his authorized guardian, to go to school. He stated that the reunion with Ms Caruana had different relations had been emotional.


‘I’ve been mendacity’

“I’ve been lying to try and protect my mum and grandad, but I realise that they’re probably gonna get caught anyway,” Alex Batty instructed The Sun in a brand new interview after he was found after vanishing six years in the past.

Contrary to the preliminary experiences, Alex stated that his precise journey was a two-day hike. He first travelled to Quillan to feign looking for instructions earlier than heading in the direction of Toulouse.

See our story on his interview right here:

Alex Ross22 December 2023 09:32


Why did he escape?

Alex instructed The Sun he had a want for a extra steady future and the prospect to fulfil his desires of turning into a software program engineer prompted him to desert their nomadic existence within the French Pyrenees.

Referring to the nomadic life-style he had been residing together with his mom and grandfather, he added: “I realised it wasn’t a great way to live for my future.”

He instructed the outlet if he stayed together with his mum his life would contain “moving around, no friends, no social life. Working, working, work and not studying”.

Alex Ross22 December 2023 10:09


We’re pausing our dwell protection of Alex Batty however preserve checking for the most recent updates.

Sam Rkaina15 December 2023 20:13


Grandmother of ‘abducted’ teenager can’t wait to see him

The grandmother of a British teenager who was believed to have been kidnapped six years in the past has stated she “can’t wait to see him when we’re reunited”.

Alex Batty disappeared together with his mom Melanie Batty and grandfather David Batty in September 2017, however is predicted to return to the UK over the weekend.

In an announcement issued on Friday, Alex’s grandmother and authorized guardian Susan Caruana stated: “I cannot begin to express my relief and happiness that Alex has been found safe and well.

“I spoke with him last night and it was so good to hear his voice and see his face again. I can’t wait to see him when we’re reunited.

“The main thing is that he’s safe, after what would be an overwhelming experience for anyone, not least a child.

“I would ask that our family are given privacy as we welcome Alex back, so we can make this process as comforting as possible.”

Sam Rkaina15 December 2023 18:20


Teen’s grandfather thought to have died six months in the past

Alex Batty‘s grandfather is thought to have died six months ago, French prosecutors have said.

Addressing the whereabouts of Alex‘s mother and grandfather, Assistant Public Prosecutor Antoine Leroy said: “It is possible that the mother at this time has in fact gone to Finland as she planned.

“The grandfather, who has always been with his daughter and grandson, is said to have died approximately six months ago.”

Mr Leroy said Alex took part in a “meditation ceremony” when his grandfather died.

Alex with his mother and grandfather


Maryam Zakir-Hussain15 December 2023 16:30


French authorities give more details on Alex Batty’s life whereas away

Continuing to explain how Alex Batty had been residing over the previous six years, Assistant Public Prosecutor Antoine Leroy stated: “They would work on the ego, there was meditation work – there was no connection with the real world.

“They believed in reincarnation.”

Speaking about Alex‘s situation when he was checked over by officers, Mr Leroy stated: “This young man was described by the police who have seen him and by the doctors who examined him as ‘tired’ but overall in good health.

“He’s said to be intelligent even though he’s never been to school in this entire period.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain15 December 2023 16:00


Alex Batty ate from ‘whatever he found in the fields’ as he hiked by mountains in bid to return to UK

Toulouse Assistant Public Prosecutor Antoine Leroy instructed reporters Alex Batty received meals from “whatever he found in the fields” as he walked for 4 days within the Pyrenees.

“He walked and he got food from whatever he found in the fields and the gardens and he was then found at about 3am on Wednesday by a young man,” Mr Leroy stated.

Addressing what {the teenager} stated to the scholar who discovered him, Mr Leroy added: “He explained that he was being searched for and that he wanted protection.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain15 December 2023 15:35


The assistant public prosecutor stated Alex Batty had €100 on him once they discovered him.

Antoine Leroy added that he’s unsure if {the teenager} knowledgeable his mom he was leaving.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain15 December 2023 15:28


Alex Batty left his mom after she stated she was leaving for Finland

French prosecutors have stated Alex Batty knew the life he was having together with his mom “had to stop” after she introduced intentions to maneuver to Finland.

Toulouse Assistant Public Prosecutor Antoine Leroy instructed reporters: “When his mother indicated that she was going to leave with him to Finland, this young man understood that this had to stop.

“So he then decided to leave the place where he was with his mother and he went walking for four days and four nights.

“He was exclusively walking at night and sleeping in the day.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain15 December 2023 15:25


Alex Batty’s mom and grandfather have been residing in a neighborhood with totally different households of various nationalities, the assistant public prosecutor confirmed.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain15 December 2023 15:24