A total of 1589 under-16s were reported missing in Edinburgh during 2011 a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Scotsman report: 

FOUR children are reported missing each day in the Capital, putting a huge strain on police who spend thousands of hours a year hunting them.

A total of 1589 under-16s were reported missing during 2011, although all of them were later found safe and well.

Police chiefs said that all cases were treated with the “utmost seriousness”.

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