15 Dec 2023

Alex Batty: British teen found in France, six years after mystery disappearance

The grandmother of a British teenager who’s been missing for six years has expressed her “relief and happiness” that he’s been found alive.

Alex Batty is expected to return home to Greater Manchester over the weekend.

It’s thought he was abducted by his mother, when he was 11, during a holiday to Spain in 2017.

French prosecutors said he had been kept “constantly on the move” for years – and spent four days and nights walking from the Pyrenees before he was found.

Jane Deith reports.