UK police find three children missing after theme park trip

LONDON (Reuters) -British police said on Tuesday they had found three children aged 14, 9 and 7 who had been reported missing after a day out at a theme park 20 miles south west of London.

The three children were found "safe and well" in London Surrey Police said in an updated statement, 18 hours after they were reported missing on Monday.

"We appreciate the concern that this incident caused, especially given the children's ages and the fact that they were missing overnight," Surrey police detective Trevor Struthers said in a statement.

The children had spent Monday at the theme park in Chertsey said an earlier statement asking the public to help locate them, adding that they had last been seen walking towards nearby Staines town centre at 1417 GMT.

The police said the three children had travelled to the park from Milton Keynes, a town 60 miles away, and the younger two children were related.

(Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Paul Sandle and William James)