New details emerge about Alex Batty, U.K. teen found in France after vanishing 6 years ago: "I want to come home"

Alex Batty has reportedly messaged his grandmother “I want to come home,” as new details are emerging about the British teenager who was found in France this week after going missing six years ago in Spain. Batty, now 17, was spotted in Revel, a town not far from Toulouse, France, by a concerned motorist, according to the BBC. The Associated Press reported that Batty had looked lost and haggard along the side of a road. Batty told the driver that he had been living in an alternative community with his mother and left out of a desire to live his own life. An undated still image shows Alex Batty. Batty’s identity was confirmed by other family members, according to the BBC , and Greater Manchester Police confimed that the teen had formally been identified Thursday evening. “Our main priority now is to see Alex returned home to his family in the U.K. and our investigation team has been working around the clock with partner agencies to ensure they are fully supported,” Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes said Friday. A criminal investigation into Batty’s disappearance, led by British officials, is ongoing. Batty’s mother and grandfather lived a nomadic lifestyle Batty was 11 years old when he went on vacation with his mother and grandfather in Spain, the BBC reported. Neither had parental guardianship of the teen, and they remain wanted in his disappearance, the BBC said Thursday . French prosecutor Antoine Leroy said in a news conference in Toulouse on Friday that his mother, Melanie Batty, is believed to have left the country for Finland, according to the Associated Press . Leroy said that Batty’s grandfather, David Batty, is believed to have died about six months ago. Leroy said that the Batty trio seemed to live a nomadic life, moving […]

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