Children went missing from council care in south-west England more than 350 times in the past five years, official figures have revealed.

One child aged six was missing for four days, while a teenager disappeared for 529 days, freedom of information requests have shown.

The NSPCC said the figures were “hugely concerning” as missing children are at risk of sexual exploitation.

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