Relief as ‘lost girl’ search at Asda Stenhousemuir is called off

Police were called to Asda Stenhousemuir earlier today after reports that a four-year-old girl had gone missing, sparking concern among shoppers.

News of the supposed emergency spread rapidly on social media, and it was suggested the store could be closed to allow a major search to get underway.

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However a brief investigation by police soon found the lunchtime scare had been baseless, and business continued as usual - the store did not have to close at any point.

No child had been lost, even briefly, and the false alarm was due to a misunderstanding.