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Runaway Dutch boy found in Poland

Runaway boy cycled 600 miles

A teenage Dutch boy who ran away from home and headed to China with just £6 and a bag of crisps has finally been caught in Poland.

Police have been searching for 16-year-old Collin Baker since he set out by bike from his home in Holland six days ago.

He had pedalled unstopped some 600 miles from his home, into Germany and across Poland with only a book, a map, some crisps and a bottle of mineral water.

Residents in Przemkow, a town of 7,000 inhabitants in south west Poland, phoned the local police after discovering a boy who 'looked lost', and spoke no Polish, at a bus stop.

"It turned out that the boy had been cycling for six days and had covered 600 miles cycling along small country roads," police spokesperson Daria Solinska said.

Collin told the police he had left home for China because he did not like his mother's new husband.

He had only £6 with him, but said he was still determined to get to China by bike.

"I want to go there, because I've never been there," he said.

Police have taken him to a care centre for minors before deciding what to do with him.


Re: Runaway Dutch boy found in Poland

The distance between Amsterdam and Beijing is 10900 miles.

The solution is clear: Either the mother gets rid of the paramour or someone should give Collin 103 Quid, 18 packets of crisps and 18 water bottles and let him get to his destination. He should get there well in time for the Olympics.

Re: Runaway Dutch boy found in Poland

The mother wouldn't want to waste so much money on her boy.

Poor kid.
Dumb parents.

Re: Runaway Dutch boy found in Poland

sounds like he needs to read more Enid Blyton. I'm sure the Famous Five could've done it ...

[or maybe a 16 y'old who thinks he can do that sort of thing needs a bit of extra help in his geography lessons at school]

Re: Runaway Dutch boy found in Poland

Timmy the dog and lashings of ginger beer!
Aunt Fanny to the rescue!!